According to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's website, his tenure will begin Aug. 1.
A 13-member search committee comprised of professors and other university faculty members selected Mendoza from more than 60 applicants.
In Mendoza's new role, he will help to enhance diversity by creating policies and services to bring equity and inclusiveness to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's campus, according to the university's website.
As director of the Multicultural Center at MU, Mendoza advised multicultural and LGBT student groups and provided diversity training to interested student groups.
According to his LinkedIn account, Mendoza previously served as coordinator of student activities at the University of California-San Diego and as community development coordinator in the residential life office at the University of California-Davis, where he guided student programming in residential communities.
Mendoza received his doctorate in higher education policy at MU.
The Multicultural Center is located downstairs in the MU Student Center. The center aims to provide support to underrepresented populations on campus, according to its website.
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