Dean's Associates


Dean's Associates

With a gift of $2,500 or more to your preferred UCLA Luskin fund, you will join this select group of the Luskin supporters who enjoy exclusive opportunities listed below.  By directing your leadership support to the Dean’s Innovation Fund (6912), you will also become a part of the UCLA Fund’s Chancellor’s Associates with an extended list of campus courtesies listed below.  The generosity of our Dean’s Associates creates a tangible impact on today's students—and promises an even better UCLA experience for future Bruins.

Make your gift online now, or download this pledge form, complete the form with accompanying check and mail to the address listed. 

UCLA Luskin Dean’s Associates Events

Monday, September 16, 2013

From Blackboard to iPads: Examining Education in the 21st Century
UCLA Luskin Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, UCLA GSE&IS Dean Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and U.S. Congressman Mark Takano discussed the future of education practice and policy in California and the U.S.

Tuesday, October 15 2013

Innovation for the Digital Age: The Future of Music Delivery
What will the music industry look like after five more years of digital innovation?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Innovation for the Digital Age: The Demise of Ownership
12:00 noon
How have new business models changed the concept of content ownership?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Luskin Lecture featuring William J. Bratton
Policing: Where We Have Been, Where We Are and Where We Are Going

William J. Bratton discussed the evolution of law enforcement from community policing and CompStat to new advances in intelligence gathering, predictive policing and the power of collaborative social media.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Conversation That You Won’t Forget: Communication Techniques for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia 
11:30am Lunch and Discussion
@ UCLA Campus 
 RSVP Required
Join UCLA Luskin faculty expert Lené Levy Storms and speech-language pathologist Susan Kohler, author of “How to Communicate with Alzheimer’s,” to discuss research and breakthroughs regarding communication with individuals suffering from dementia.  Learn important lessons on effective communications for loved ones, friends and patients.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Obamacare Saga: On the Books, Embattled, but Begun
6:30pm Reception and Discussion 
@ Private Home in Studio City
 RSVP Required
Join UCLA Luskin Public Policy Professor Mark Peterson for a dynamic discussion what the future holds for the American health care system with the onset of the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 

A World of Good: Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin
6:30pm Reception and Discussion 
@ Private Home in Beverly Hills
 RSVP Required
Join Professor Michael Storper Lecturer Stephen Cummins and UCLA Luskin graduate student researchers to celebrate the launch of UCLA Luskin’s Global Initiative -  helping to identify, research, and make an impact on emerging international policy, planning, and social welfare issues around the globe.  See where our students have been bringing scholarship to the streets.



2012-2013 Dean's Associates Salons

What's Ahead for LA's Next Mayor
Dean Gilliam and the LA Times' Jim Newton discuss the upcoming mayoral election

Gridlocked?: Transportation and Visions of Los Angeles
Featuring UCLA Luskin Professors Loukaitou-Sideris, Brian Taylor & Martin Wachs 

When Children Need Our Help
Professors Bridget Freisthler, Todd Franke and Alfreda Igelhart discuss challenges and opportunities of the child welfare system

The Votes Are In: What's Next for California and the US
Dean Gilliam and Raphael Sonenshein discuss expectations and challenges for Obama's second term

California: Getting Back to Business 

A conversation with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
Examining the future of California’s economic development through industry-university partnerships

Are You Ready for the REAL Carmageddon?

Transportation experts and Urban Planning Professors Brian Taylor and Martin Wachs discuss the upcoming 405 closure and the impact of the first Carmageddon


For information and to R.S.V.P. for any of the Dean's Associates events, please contact Melissa Bersofsky Rodgers or (310) 206-7949.

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Courtesies of the UCLA Luskin Dean’s Associates

  • Invitations to exclusive events and Dean’s Salons
  • Reserved seating at selected School programs
  • Recognition on School publications and communications
  • A personal liaison to assist with campus needs
  • Complimentary parking for campus events and meetings
  • A subscription to UCLA Magazine and UCLA Luskin Forum

Additional Courtesies of the UCLA Fund’s Chancellor’s Associates

  • Utilize UCLA’s top-ranked libraries*
  • Enjoy the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center and John Wooden Center*
  • Invitation-only events on campus and in your community, providing opportunities to network with other Chancellor’s Associates donors
  • The option to purchase priority seating for football & men’s basketball games**
  • Receive complimentary admission to on-campus UCLA sporting events²
  • Volunteer opportunities through Chancellor’s Associates regional committees
  • Complimentary parking on campus up to twelve times annually and the opportunity to purchase a donor parking permit*
  • Recognition in the UCLA Fund Chancellor’s Associates Honor Roll
  • Priority seating at cultural events (as available)
  • Access to our private LinkedIn group for exclusive professional networking

*Indicates additional steps required       **subject to availability         ²except football and men’s basketball                      

Make your gift online now, or download this pledge form, complete the form with accompanying checkand mail to the address listed.

For more information about these courtesies or about the Associates programs above, please contact:

Melissa Bersofsky Rodgers
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
(310) 206-7949