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Juan Mendez

Academic Degrees

MS, DePaul University, 2016
BA, DePaul University, 2007

Teaching and Research Interests

Event Planning 
Special Events
Non-Profit Events


Juan Mendez is a full-time faculty member in DePaul University’s School of Hospitality Leadership. He brings more than 10 years of event planning experience to his role as an instructor.  Prior to joining the School of Hospitality Leadership, Mendez served as Event Manager for DePaul University’s Office of Advancement where his event planning focused on fundraising, engagement and stewardship. These events ranged from conferences and fundraising galas to presidential-level university events.

Mendez earned a Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership and Organizational Performance from the School of Hospitality Leadership in 2016. His teaching and research focus on event planning, event production and event tourism. He also holds an administrative role in the School of Hospitality Leadership, managing the school’s events, marketing and promotion initiatives.