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Spring 2021

A quarterly celebration of our 10 administrative units, their dedicated staff and our successes as a team.


Hope Pride and Continued Connection

Hope, pride and continued connection in 2021

Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck reflects on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and UCLA’s role in local vaccination efforts and celebrates our continued collective efforts and accomplishments.



Lubbe Levin

Ask the Administration Leadership Team

"What does the future look like in terms of working from home?"

Lubbe Levin, associate vice chancellor for campus human resources and co-chair of a new multidisciplinary work group, responds.

UCLA Transportation Wins Green Fleet Award

UCLA Transportation Wins Green Fleet Award

UCLA Transportation has been recognized with a Green Fleet Award for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from university fleet vehicles. Among its competitors, UCLA came in at No. 37 in the nation and No. 4 among university fleets in the United States.   


Leadership 2027

Leadership 2027 recognized, launches new faculty onboarding program

In just a few short years the program, created by UCLA Organizational Effectiveness and Development, has earned an international “Excellence in Practice” award from the Association for Talent Development and has led to founding of the successful Research Concierge Program.

Collaboration leads to new air-quality monitoring website for UCLA

Collaboration leads to new air-quality monitoring website for UCLA

Events affecting air quality for students, employees and visitors to the UCLA campus will be easier to identify and quicker for campus leadership to respond to thanks to efforts by Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) and the Facilities Management Geographic Information Systems team.


Spotlight: Plateia’s Chef Jason Tingley

Spotlight: Plateia’s Chef Jason Tingley

Executive Chef Jason Tingley never expected that his love of cooking would take him out of the kitchen and into the world of publishing – but it has with the recent release of “Plateia: The Cookbook,” a 240-page collection of more than 70 of the restaurant’s best-loved recipes, that Tingley co-authored with Chef Jeromy Sung, the restaurant’s chef de cuisine.

Fun with Friends

Fun with friends, family is at your fingertips!

The UCLA Conferences & Catering team has launched a variety of new services to keep teams and organizations connected this year, and found some creative and fun ways to stay in touch with their own family and friends in the online environment.

UCLA Mobile Testing Bus Brings COVID-19 Tests Directly to Bruins

UCLA mobile testing bus brings COVID-19 tests directly to Bruins

UCLA Transportation has partnered with the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center to bring testing directly to the UCLA community by converting a BruinBus into a mobile testing unit for Bruins living or working on or near campus.  

Updates made to campus COVID-19 prevention program

Updates made to campus COVID-19 prevention program

The recently modified UCLA Safer Return to On-Site Work Guidance During COVID-19 document aims to better inform the Bruin community of UCLA’s plan to cautiously and gradually resume on-site university operations as local public health conditions allow.


New Monthly Tips for Mgrs

New monthly tips for managers strikes a chord

In response to the need for additional support for our managers and supervisors navigating the many changes brought by COVID-19, this new resource aims to help them feel prepared with tools and guidance needed for tackling issues, improving team dynamics and improving morale.

Unsung Heroes

Unsung heroes

Visit one of UCLA’s Early Care and Education centers and you will find teachers and staff working hard to ensure that UCLA is a safe and healthy place for children and families.

Tradesmen Drive Campus

Tradesmen drive campus improvement amidst pandemic

Over the past year, while much of the UCLA campus community worked remotely during a state-wide safer-at-home directive, the majority of the Facilities Management team continued to report to campus each day to wield their amazing skills and keep UCLA operational.

UCLA Administration Strive

Administration STRIVE plan: time to thrive

"How are we performing and progressing with our strategic initiatives and STRIVE plan?"

UCLA Administration developed the Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2023 and Strategic Work Plan, which encompasses the following: Strategic. Thrive. Reimagine. Innovate. Efficient.