Brandon Kyle was named executive director of the USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association on July 11, 2022. He brings more than 10 years of experience in alumni relations, development and nonprofit management to the position, as well as a keen understanding of USC Lambda’s priorities and traditions. Prior to joining USC Lambda in an official capacity, Kyle served on its board of directors for three years, most recently as board president.
While on the board, Kyle played an instrumental role in several projects, including the 2022 scholarship gala, “House of Lambda: Past, Present & Future,” which honored four outstanding LGBTQ+ alumni and helped to raise additional funding to support student scholarships. He also worked closely with fellow board officers and senior USC Alumni Association staff to recruit 10 new board members, and helped fortify many of USC Lambda’s relationships with groups on and off campus.
As USC Lambda’s executive director, Kyle will focus much of his energy and expertise on raising more than $1 million in scholarship assistance for deserving LGBTQ+ and allied students in perpetuity. Another top priority is expanding programming in order to connect with more alumni and supporters.
Kyle previously served as executive director of alumni & family engagement and annual giving at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He has also led programs at several California higher education institutions and nonprofits, including Pomona College, UC Irvine, the March of Dimes Foundation and PBS-KCET.
Kyle earned a BA in journalism and media studies from San Diego State University, a master’s in public administration and nonprofit management from California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in organizational change leadership from the USC Rossier School of Education.
Tiffany D. Brooks is assistant director at the USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association. A screenwriter, she hails from the Bay Area and has a wealth of experience in executive leadership across diverse industries, including higher education, community development and entertainment.
Prior to joining USC Lambda, she served as the executive assistant to USC’s associate senior vice president for alumni relations. In this position, she helped manage the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors, the USC Alumni Presidents Council and the USC Alumni Council for Opportunity and Regional Engagement (Alumni CORE). Prior to joining the USC Alumni Association, she worked as executive assistant to the CEO of the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI). AABLI helps place African American leaders onto a broad range of governing boards, and ensures that the placement process goes as smoothly as possible by actively recruiting, preparing and assisting candidates.
Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from San Francisco State University and her master’s in film and television production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.