Leading in a Changing Environment
Pamela Brown, Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) at the UC Office of the President
Reflecting back on the last 100 years, UCLA has continued to grow, evolve, and succeed. Through its researchers and their groundbreaking discoveries, the cultivation of the arts and accomplishments of athletes, the top-tier medical centers that care and cure our citizens, and the education of students and achievements of alumni – UCLA has changed lives for the better.
Today, California is the fifth largest economy in the world, but struggles with homelessness, growing poverty and income inequality, along with emerging threats of climate change, a future recession and the next pandemic. Our state needs the University of California, and UCLA in particular, to address these challenges and keep the California dream alive. And UC needs the dedication and expertise of its staff who run our institutions and the managers who lead them to make that possible…