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Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck began working at UCLA in March 2016.

Michael J. Beck began his UCLA service as the Administrative Vice Chancellor in March 2016. With senior management responsibility for a broad spectrum of administrative, operational and service units in UCLA Administration, he is responsible for developing policy, monitoring compliance and overseeing campus operations in the following areas: Campus Human ResourcesCentral Ticket OfficeEnvironment, Health and SafetyEvents and TransportationFacilities ManagementFinancial and Organizational ServicesHousing and Hospitality (including student and faculty housing, dining services and UCLA conference centers); and Information Technology Services. UCLA Administration has an annual operating budget of nearly $900 million and more than 5,200 employees.

Since he arrived in 2016, Mr. Beck has led initiatives focused on service enhancements, operational efficiencies, customer-centric service, system automations, strong fiscal management and an expansion of over 5,200 new beds of student housing.   

Prior to arriving at UCLA, Mr. Beck served as the City Manager for the City of Pasadena (2008-16) with responsibility for the overall operation of the city’s government and an annual operating budget of approximately $685 million. Additionally, Mr. Beck has served as assistant city manager (2004-08) and deputy city manager (2001-04) for the City of Riverside. Mr. Beck also worked in various capacities at UC Riverside, where he earned a BA in business economics as well as an MBA.