Rick Mendoza, M.A.

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Executive Director of Operations


Master of Arts, Organizational Management 2003, University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science in Business Management 1998, University of Phoenix


Rick Mendoza is the Executive Director of Operations overseeing the Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, International Outreach, and Marketing departments for Westcliff University.  Mr. Mendoza has over 21 years of experience in Higher Education with extensive experience in admissions and student services.  His student-centric approach has been a consistent theme across his many years in leadership.  Mr. Mendoza has led teams working with non-degree, certificate, vocational, and degree-seeking students, and his focus on student support, retention, and graduation have been the cornerstone of his success.  

Previous to joining Westcliff, Mr. Mendoza served as Campus President for Spartan College, VP of Operations for two start-up colleges for University Ventures, and Regional Director of Admissions for the University of Phoenix.