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Winter 2024

A quarterly celebration of achievements and advances made by the dedicated team members who work in the departments that comprise UCLA Administration. With a commitment to delivering exceptional services, products and programs, UCLA Administration plays a crucial role in advancing UCLA's mission of education, research and service, and delivering exceptional Bruin experiences.

An incredible response to historic weather

Our team recently came together to respond to atmospheric river.

Ask the Administration Leadership Team

How is Administration considering AI tools within our organization?

Creating a more effective, efficient campus

Gerrie Zvara is leading the advancement of goal 5 of the UCLA Strategic Plan.

Driving transformational excellence and innovation through talent

ITS is in the midst of a transformational effort called Reimagine IT: Talent. Twenty-one key leaders have been hired. Learn about the journey and vision of these three.

Affordable, sustainable transportation advanced with Bruin Grad Pass

UCLA’s graduate and professional students are enjoying unlimited fare-free rides (for a small fee) on bus and rail lines across L.A for the next decade.

Under pressure: How one UCLA plumber stays calm and keeps the water on

In 2014, just one year after joining UCLA as an extra hand for the Plumbing Shop, Rahsonn McGlothen became a permanent fixture at Facilities Management.

Central Ticket Office honored for sustainability

One might assume that the Central Ticket Office is responsible for a massive paper trail; however, it is one of the 'greenest' operations on campus.

Move to digital ticketing earns efficiency award

Before 2020, 9% of ticket sales at UCLA’s Central Ticket Office were delivered electronically. Today that number is more than 90% 

HRITSO is revolutionizing HR across UCLA

In the ever-evolving landscape of HR, the HR IT Systems Optimization program is revolutionizing employee and client engagement.

Administration Equity Council updates

Thank you to those who participated in the recent UCLA Administration Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey that was shared during the fall quarter.

John Thomas appointed UCLA chief of police

John Thomas is now leading the university’s police department permanently after being selected from an experienced pool of candidates.

Leadership 2034 gets started

Organizational Effectiveness & Development welcomes a new cohort to the program, which aligns mid-level leadership development with future organizational strategy and direction. 

Gayley Heights honored

UCLA's 17-story high-rise Gayley Heights student residence, which opened in fall 2022, and STUDIOS Architecture received an honorable mention at the 2023 Chicago Anthenaeum Awards.

Cold brew and conversation

UCLA Fire offered a much-needed break to students and staff during fall mid-terms with an outdoor event designed to share connection, knowledge and the valuable practice handling fire extinguishers.

RAD training for field researchers

Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) recently hosted a series of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) courses to help equip women working in UCLA field research with effective self-defense options.

Stop the Bleed comes to UCLA

The UCLA Office of Emergency Management empowered nearly 500 student staff last fall by delivering the American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed training, a first of its kind at UCLA.

Program supports healthier living

A group of six team members in Housing & Hospitality recently completed the department’s year-long Diabetes Prevention Program and more than a dozen others joined a new cohort this winter.

Amaranth bowl with winter squash and apples

Brighten your morning with this recipe from UCLA Conferences & Catering. Amaranth grains are cooked in cinnamon and spices, with sweet kabocha squash purée and cooked apples.