October 14, 2011
UCLA Day with Local Government, Oct. 13, connected Bruins with local government leaders in conversations about the valuable resource UCLA is throughout the L.A. region. Organized by UCLA Government & Community Relations, the annual event focused this year on the important contributions the university makes in the arena of education, from training K-12 teachers and principals to post-secondary education and lifelong learning. UCLA operates 55 programs geared toward education and training at 470 partner sites citywide.
Leading the jam-packed day were Keith Parker, assistant vice chancellor for Government and Community Relations, and Felicia Brannon, executive director of Community & Local Government Relations. Also on hand were leaders of UCLA community programs and a small army of dedicated Bruin Caucus volunteers — alumni, staff, students and others who represent the “citizen voice” in advocating for UCLA. The day concluded with an awards ceremony during which Chancellor Gene Block recognized key legislators and UCLA Community Program of the Year Award winners Pathway at UCLA Extension, and Center X of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.