News & Views

Summer 2021

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

Embracing Change


Embracing change

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the changes that are going on around you, it is okay. Change is the only real constant and it's present in all aspects of our lives. We often look at change as negative, but change can also be an exciting opportunity for improvement.

Read more from Michael Beck


 

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Ask the Leadership Administration Team

"How is the ALT working together to strategize campus initiatives? Is there an opportunity for increased collaboration among the ALT units regarding strategic planning to discourage and reduce the siloed culture and increase efficiency across Administration?"

Read UCLA Administration's response to this question


 

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Central Ticket Office helps Class of 2021 celebrate

To support recent student graduation campus celebrations, the Central Ticket Office (CTO), collaborated with Student Affairs, the Events Office, the UCLA College, the Registrar’s Office and a number of graduate and professional schools to host the registration process for all 2021 campus celebrations via our ticket system, Paciolan.

Read more about their hard work


 

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Events Office helps honor Class of 2021

After a year where commencement activities were entirely virtual, the Events Office was excited to help honor the Class of 2021 with in-person celebrations.

Read about the events
office giving a helping hand


 

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Collaboration results in marketplace for University Apartments South

In April 2020, our UCLA Housing and Dining teams, along with colleagues in Residential Life, identified a need they wanted to service.

Learn more about
the collaboration


 

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Facilities Management uses new technology to enhance service

Team members are now using FM Mobile, a software platform created to deliver a first-rate client experience; a new online design and project management dashboard that allows clients to track the progress of their projects; and Smart Buildings & Smart Labs, which aims to leverage technology to decrease energy use on campus.

Learn more about these
high-tech solutions


 

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Stepping up to move UCLA forward

Through myriad twist and turns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) safety and compliance unit served as COVID-19 subject matter experts for the campus community to ensure a safer return to on-site work and activities.

Learn more about their efforts
is aiding our return to campus


 

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Rico Barboza rejoins UCLA as fire chief

UCLA Fire recently welcomed a new chief, Rico Barboza, who rejoined the department following service with Alhambra and Torrance fire departments, and has added a 2020 Unruh-type 6 fire truck to its fleet.

Leanr more about these changes


 

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UCLA Transportation named Organization of The Year

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) chose UCLA Transportation as its 2021 Organization of the Year, recognizing the department’s operational excellence and designating UCLA as the very best in the parking, transportation and mobility industry.

Learn more about this award and others


 

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Luskin Conference Center and Lake Arrowhead Lodge recognized by Tripadvisor

The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge have earned 2021 Traveler’s Choice Awards from the online travel company Tripadvisor.

Read more about the
awards given by Tripadvisor


 

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Spotlight: UCLA cook goes the distance 

From sea to summit runs that have taken him to the tops of Japan’s Mount Fujj and SoCal’s Mount Baldy, to a climbing challenge that turned the Culver City Stairs into Mount Everest, and endurance challenges of all sorts in between, Jesus Leon is always a step ahead.

Learn more about
Jesus’ extreme pastime


 

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Teamwork brings new COVID-19 self-testing to UCLA

A recent collaboration among various campus departments, including UCLA Housing & Hospitality and UCLA Events & Transportation, has brought a new and convenient way for UCLA students, faculty and staff to transition from in-person testing to self-administered COVID-19 testing.

Learn more about this collaborative effort