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Christopher Mendez

Christopher Mendez

Director of Engagement and Outreach
Central Washington University
College of Business, Dean's Office 
 
Directs industry relevant, professional development programs for Central Washington University College of Business to help students transition from school into their professional careers.

Passionate about making higher education accessible to all students and collaborates often with CWU LatinX, Center for Diversity and Social Justice, Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, CWU Brother-2-Brother, and CWU Alumni to offer programing that engage students of color in networking and mentoring initiatives.

Leads the CWU Business (CB) Ambassador Team to expand awareness of the CB brand to current and future students as well as engaging business professionals, corporate recruiters, and alumni with professional development opportunities for our students.
 
 
Christopher graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Studies with minors in Business and Performance Studies.  He received national recognition from the American Forensic Association-NIET for public speaking and literature interpretation.
 
With a corporate career spanning over ten years, Christopher worked in the deregulated electricity and natural gas markets starting as a consultant for a brokerage firm in Houston with emphasis on small to medium sized commercial contracts. Christopher eventually moved back to Austin and was employed in gas operations for a retail electricity supplier.
 
In 2013, Christopher moved to Washington State and began working in higher education. He has been with CWU Business since 2014 working as the Director of Engagement and Outreach including overseeing the CWU Business Ambassador program.
 
 

 

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