Arriving at SDSU in January of 2010, Mandy McKinley Huiras is the Aztecs’ Senior Associate Athletic Director/Development.
McKinley Huiras manages the day-to-day operations of the development office, while continuing to be in charge of the Aztec Club and annual giving. In addition to those duties, she secures major gifts for the advancement of athletic facility projects. She also supervises the men’s basketball and rowing programs.
Under McKinley Huiras’ direction, the Aztecs’ donor base increased from 2,500 to 5,000 scholarship donors, the department has quadrupled scholarship giving, and has grown $30,000 annual gifts from 48 to 70 benefactors. She has been involved in a number of major projects for the department, including securing over $5,000,000 in new gifts, $30,000,000 in planned gifts and endowments, and $2,000,000 for the renovation and expansion of the Don Coryell Football Locker Room. She also led or assisted with over $1,000,000 each in funding for a Mondo track, Sports Performance Center, Steve Fisher Endowment, and the renovation of the football locker room.
McKinley came to Montezuma Mesa from the University of North Texas, where she served as the associate athletic director for annual and major gifts. In seven years at North Texas, McKinley enabled the Mean Green Club to increase membership nearly 600 percent, while raising $6.4 million for its capital campaign.
Prior to North Texas, McKinley served as a membership coordinator for the Eagle Club at Southern Miss. In addition, McKinley was a student-athlete at Hutchison Community College (Kan.) on a basketball scholarship.
McKinley earned a bachelor's degree in sports administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001 with a minor in business. She then went on to receive a master's degree in sports management in 2002.
Mandy and her husband, Jim, have one daughter, McKinley.