Message from USC Lambda Executive Director Brandon D. Kyle EdD ’19
As I begin my tenure as USC Lambda’s new executive director, I feel great pride in following in the footsteps of our founders—the courageous and forward-thinking LGBTQ+ Trojans who worked with university leaders to establish our alumni association on November 12, 1992. It is truly humbling to reflect on all that USC Lambda has achieved over the years—how we have grown from a small yet dedicated group of volunteers into a successful university organization that brings together LGBTQ+ and allied Trojans and supports USC students.
We have much to celebrate, as well as much to do to realize our ambitious goals for USC Lambda’s future. I am committed to working with our board and partners to enhance our programming and increase our scholarship endowment. To this end, we are hiring a new assistant director, and recently added 10 new members to our board; our 24-member board is the largest and most diverse in several years. We are raising $1 million to provide scholarship assistance to students in perpetuity; and, in order to be more inclusive, we have officially begun the process of adding Q+ to the LGBT in our name, and expect the website to reflect this change in the coming months.
The year ahead promises to be an exciting one for USC Lambda and our LGBTQ+ Trojan Family. In the lead-up to our spectacular 30th Scholarship Gala on April 15, 2023, we are bringing back such popular traditions as our Don Thompson Movie Night and Lambda Brunch series, among others.
I am inspired by and grateful for your unwavering support. I also ask that you encourage other LGBTQ+ and allied Trojans to get involved with USC Lambda and sign up for our monthly newsletter. For the latest news and events, please follow @usclambda on all social platforms.
I look forward to meeting you, either in person or online!
Thank You and Fight On with Pride!
Brandon D. Kyle EdD ’19
Executive Director, USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association