Biography

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: Business Transformation OfficeCampus Human ResourcesCentral Ticket OfficeEnvironment, Health and SafetyEvents and TransportationFacilities ManagementFinancial and Organizational ServicesHousing and Hospitality Services (including student and faculty housing, dining services and UCLA conference centers); Information Technology ServicesUCLA Police Department; and the recently established PreK-12 Programs and Schools. 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 enhanced campus safety and security programs, service enhancements, operational efficiencies, customer-centric service, system automations, strong fiscal management and an expansion of 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 and an MBA.

Mr. Beck isn't the only UC grad in his family—his wife, Brigid, and all four of their sons attended UC campuses. Their eldest graduated from UCLA, secondborn from UC Davis and the twins will soon graduate from UC Berkeley.