UCLA Administration

News & Views

Summer 2020

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

UCLA Administration staff rise to the challenge, taking precautions as they continue to serve the campus community.

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!”

Read Michael Beck's message

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.

Read about UCLA Administration's response efforts

Lisa Martin, executive director of EH&S office 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.

Learn more about Lisa and her vision for OEM

Charles Turner, executive director of financial and organizational services

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?"

Read about how UCLA Adminstration will rise up together

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!

Check out these tips to stay engaged

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. 

Check out the steps you can take to better prepare your household

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


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.

True Bruin Values Award

Service Excellence Award

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.

Read more about this prestigious award 


Dog at the computer.

Out and 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 [email protected] with a brief description for publication in News & Views

Check out the photos