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2017-18 Staff Assembly Executive Board

The election results are in and listed below is the 2018-19 Staff Assembly Executive Board. Board members will start their term on July 1, 2018.

Kevin Baldwin


Kelly Shedd


Walen Ngo

Immediate Past President

Kevin Halladay-Glynn

Vice President, Creative Production

Leah Brown

Vice President, Development

Melysa Vander Mel

Vice President, Digital Engagement

Jeannine Pham

Vice President, Events

Amy Tsao

Vice President, Information Systems

Rex Delos Santos

Vice President, Outreach

Geno Mehalik

Vice President, Programs

Djoko Setiyawan

Vice President, Special Projects

Jessica Alexander

Vice President, Strategic Communications

Mandy Muenzer

Vice President, Wellness

Natalie Noravian


Scott Alexander


Please join us in congratulating the new board!

We will be introducing the new board members at our 2018 Scholarship and Awards Recognition Ceremony held on Thursday, June 21st at the James West Alumni Center - Collins Conference Room, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Staff Assembly Scholarship &
Award Recognition Ceremony

Please join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018, as we recognize the outstanding achievements of UCLA employees at the Staff Assembly's 2018 Scholarship & Awards Recognition Ceremony. The event will be held at the James West Alumni Center, Collins Conference Room, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.

We are delighted to announce the following award recipients:

  • Chancellor's Excellence in Service Award - presented to Jane Bitar, Manager of the Department of Communication, Social Sciences
    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. Tina Christie, Professor & Chair, Department of Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    Honorable Mention to Dr. Stephen Aron, Professor & Chair, Department of History, Social Sciences
    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: http://bit.ly/18SARCregistration. 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.

UCLA Staff Highlight

Albert E. Aubin, Ed.D '71 stayed on campus after earning his degree, working at UCLA years from 1981 - 2014. Al quickly became part of campus leadership and served as UCLA Staff Assembly President for two terms. Since retiring, Al continues to engage with the university by actively participating in the UCLA Retiree's Association's programs and volunteering at annual events including UCLA Staff Assembly's All Staff Picnic and UCLA Volunteer Day, to name a few. He is a great example of a Bruin who leads by example! Al is kind, supportive, full of energy, and can be seen at most UCLA events. If you see him, tell him he rocks!

For more staff highlights, follow UCLA Staff Assembly on Instagram at @UCLAsa!

UC Staff Advisor to the Regents (2018-2020)

The application for the next University of California (UC) Staff Advisor to the Regents (2018-2020) has just been reopened. The recruitment is open to all eligible UC staff and non-Senate academic employees. This is a very important and prestigious opportunity and the 2018 application period is open until 5PM on Friday, June 29, 2018. Visit the following link to apply today: http://bit.ly/ucstaffadvisor1820apply

To learn more about the great value of this opportunity for both the UC system and you as an employee, please read the following interview with the departing staff advisor, Jason Valdry, from UC, Irvine: http://bit.ly/jasonstaffadvisortoucregents

Please contact Juliann Martinez, Employee Relations Specialist at UCOP, or Kevin Smith, Chief Administrative Officer at UCLA's Chancellor's Organization, if you have any questions. Both Juliann and Kevin are also previous Staff Advisors and, therefore, are very knowledgeable about the process and the significance of this role. Juliann is available by phone at 510.287.3331 or email at Juliann.martinez@ucop.edu. Kevin can provide you the local perspective of what it is like to serve in this role and is available by phone at 310.825.1556 or email at ksmith@conet.ucla.edu

SFCC Cinema

UCLA Staff & Faculty Counseling Center is offering an educational movie series. Food provided!

Film and discussion on topics of: depression, anxiety, coping with illness, supporting family members, sleep, and ways to wellness.

Fridays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: UCLA Wilshire Center, 10920 Wilshire Blvd, suite 200. Second floor Multipurpose Room


  • June 15 - Ways to Wellness
  • June 22 - Overcoming Depression
  • June 29 - Beating Anxiety
  • July 13 - Supporting Family Members with Mental Illness
  • July 27 - Coping with Illness
  • August 3 - Get your Sleep

To RSVP, please contact the Staff & Faculty Counseling Center; space is limited to 25 people per film. (310) 794-0245 or chrsfcca@chr.ucla.edu

RSVP Today for Mindful Music
Vincent Beer Demander & Nicolas Mazmanian

We are proud to welcome back French visiting artists Nicolas Mazmanian & world-renowned mandolinist Vincent Beer-Demander at the Semel Institute Auditorium. Take a break in the middle of the day and enjoy world-renown French artists.

Tuesday, June 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm

The duo will be performing popular film music, original compositions, and the world-premiere of a brand new concerto by the famed film composer Lalo Schifrin (Mission Impossible, The Gillespiana, Dirty Harry, Rush Hour).

Don't miss this special performance! RSVP now!


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