Miguel O. Mendez is the Development Officer for the USC Price School of Public Policy. In this role, Miguel is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to secure financial support. Additionally, Miguel administers alumni involvement and donor engagement.
He joined the University of Southern California in 2013. Since joining, he has worked in Development in multiple capacities. At the USC Price School of Public Policy, he originally oversaw gift processing, acknowledgments, budget management, and office administration as the Manager of Stewardship and Operations. At the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, as the Administrative Associate, he was responsible for board management, trust reporting, giving analysis, and managed the proper distribution of gifts and scholarships. Miguel was an essential part in establishing diversity scholarships, mental health resources, and kickstarting the USC Annenberg Center for Climate Journalism and Communication.
Additionally, Miguel was part of the USC Cybersecurity Initiative of 2020, an effort from the USC Center on Communication Leadership and Policy that aimed to educate elected officials, candidates, and campaign staffers on cybersecurity, misinformation and disinformation, and crisis communication during the 2020 electoral campaign.
Miguel received his BA from California State University, Northridge, and in 2020, he solidified his Trojan status by receiving a master’s degree in public administration from USC and a certificate in Homeland Security and Public Policy.