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2017-18 Staff Assembly Executive Board

The election results are in and listed below is the 2017-18 Staff Assembly Executive Board. Board members will start their term on July 1, 2017.

Walen Ngo


Kevin Baldwin


Michelle Chen

Immediate Past President

Natalie Noravian

Vice President, Development

Kelly Shedd

Vice President, Events

Geno Mehalik

Vice President, Outreach

Lucy Tseng

Vice President, Programs

Kathleen Ly

Vice President, Special Projects

Vanessa Mejia

Vice President, Strategic Communications

Alberto Alquicira


Scott Alexander


Please join us in congratulating the new board!

We will be introducing the new board members at our Staff Awards and Scholarships Ceremony held on Tuesday, June 27th at the James West Alumni Center – Collins Conference Room, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Staff Assembly Recognition Awards &
Scholarships Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, as we recognize the outstanding achievements of UCLA employees at the Staff Assembly’s Recognition Awards & Staff Scholarships Reception. The event will be held at the James West Alumni Center, Collins Conference Room, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

We are delighted to announce the following award recipients:

  • Chancellor’s Excellence in Service Award – presented to Melany de la Cruz-Viesca, Assistant Director of the Asian American Studies Center
    The Chancellor’s Excellence in Service Award recognizes, encourages and reinforces the performance of staff members who have greatly contributed to UCLA’s ongoing mission.

  • Faculty/Staff Partnership Award – presented to Dr. Kathleen Komar, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Comparative Literature and Acting Co-Director, Office of Instructional Development
    The award reflects the values of collaboration and collegiality between faculty and staff.
In addition to the awards, the Staff Assembly Staff Scholarships will be presented at this event.

Because space is limited, an RSVP is required to attend the event. To reserve your seat, visit: https://goo.gl/UL6X6I. Supervisors are encouraged to grant employees sufficient release time to attend the reception, provided that the absence would not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.

This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our extraordinary UCLA employees. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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Change brings Opportunity

UCLA Staff & Faculty Counseling Center is offering a 3-week educational support group on CHANGE. We will provide information, tools, and support on how to manage change and build resilience.

We will provide information & Skills related to Change:

  • In the Workplace
  • Personal Life
  • How to Build Resilience
Dates: July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th
Days: Fridays
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Staff & Faculty Counseling Center
  UCLA Wilshire Center
  10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 380
Interested: (310) 794-0245 or cayrapetyan@chr.ucla.edu

If you are interested in participating in the group, please contact the Staff & Faculty Counseling Center; space is limited.