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News & Views

Summer 2020

A quarterly celebration of our 11 administrative units, their dedicated staff and our successes as a team


Staff at Plateia in the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center.


Rising to the challenge and planning for the future

Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck reflects on UCLA Administration’s comprehensive response to support students, faculty, and staff during the pandemic and provides insight into the organization’s plans for the future. “Looking forward, our strategic work plan sets out to make Administration more focused, innovative, and efficient in its delivery of services to customers and stakeholders across the organization and community. I look forward to sharing the full contents of this plan with you and our colleagues over the coming weeks and months as we embark on this journey. We shall rise up to the challenge together!”




Ask the Administration Leadership Team

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our personal lives and professional activities. As public health orders continue to restrict on-campus activities and require remote working, teaching and learning, UCLA faces both decreased revenues and increased expenses, which raises the question: "How significantly have reduced campus operations impacted UCLA Administration's budget and how will those lost revenues be mitigated?"

Essential staff on campus follow strict health protocols to provide a safer work environment.


COVID-19 response activity

UCLA Administration has been at the forefront of the campus response to COVID-19, including maintaining essential on-campus operations and supporting staff, faculty, and students who are working remotely from home. Each of our 11 divisions has risen to the challenge, responding with resiliency and determination. The highlights of activities this summer illuminate how crucial UCLA Administration has been to the campus response efforts.





The Central Ticket Office coordinates services remotely.


Staying engaged while working remotely

Feeling a little detached working from home? No need to feel alone–you can still connect with your UCLA colleagues!

Lisa Martin, Executive Director of Emergency Management


Staff spotlight: Lisa Martin

UCLA Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Martin as executive director of UCLA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a unit of Environment, Health & Safety. Lisa has long been part of the UC family. She is a first-generation graduate from UC Riverside, having earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a masters in Organizational Management. Lisa has more than 20 years of experience working in emergency management, most recently as the director of the Office of Emergency Management at UC Riverside, where she was the only certified planner in the UC system at the time she was hired.


UCLA Fire team member Glen Gibson


Resilient Bruins prepare for fire season

September is national preparedness month. Since disasters don't wait and wildfires continue to threaten many communities in California, it is important to make sure you are prepared in case a wildfire affects your community. 

True Bruin Values: integrity, excellence, accountability, respect, service


Staff recognition awards

As the success of UCLA Administration and its 11 units can be attributed to its dedicated, industrious and innovative staff, it is important that we recognize and honor those across our organization who make noteworthy contributions. Read about recent award recipients and their contributions to making UCLA the best it can be.


Dining Services continues to provide for essential staff and students on campus.


UCLA Dining named best in nation

UCLA has earned the No. 1 spot in the “2021 Best College Food in America” rankings. This is the fourth time that UCLA been ranked No. 1 since this ranking debuted in 2015.UCLA was also No. 1 in 2020.

Dog at a computer


Out & about on campus

In this issue of News & Views, enjoy photos of staff working remotely with their new co-workers - their pets. If you capture a great shot of UCLA Administration staff at an event, on the job, or just out and about enjoying the day, please email it to with a brief description for publication in News & Views