Shant Sahakian Appointed Glendale Arts & Culture Commission Chairman

GLENDALE—Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian was appointed as the new Chairman of the City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with the vote of his colleagues at the first Commission meeting of 2018. A product of Glendale public schools and a lifelong resident of Glendale, Shant has deep roots in the community. He is…

Commitment to Community Leads to Staff Assembly Presidency

With Staff Appreciation Week and the UCLA All-Staff Picnic packed up for another year, Walen Ngo is looking ahead to what he hopes will be a year of fun and meaningful professional development opportunities for UCLA’s roughly 35,000 staff members. Ngo, 38, joined UCLA in 2013 as UCLA Extension’s program manager for business and management…

Executive Appointments Announce Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer

The division of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension announces two leadership appointments — Radhika Seshan, Associate Dean of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer, and Michael A. Buczkowski, Chief Marketing Officer. As the new Associate Dean of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer, Radhika Seshan oversees business development, financial, administrative and operations of the organization,…

Buczkowski Becomes UCLA Extension CMO

Michael A. Buczkowski has been named chief marketing officer of California continuing education institution UCLA Extension. Buczkowski, a former Chicago-based marketing veteran, was owner and CEO of digital advertising agency Digit Integration. Prior to that he was owner and CEO of the Ignition Network, which he founded in 2006. He was previously CEO and president of Leo…

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Names Former Thomson Reuters VP Kelly Lake as Executive Director

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) is pleased to announce that Kelly Lake has been named its Executive Director. A strategic business leader with extensive experience in the publishing and information sector, Ms. Lake brings expertise in building best-in-class rich-content and technology-based information and learning platforms. Prior to joining CEB, Ms. Lake held key positions…

Dean is New President-Elect of University Professional Association

Wayne Smutz, dean of continuing education and UCLA Extension, has been named president-elect of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). His new position became official on April 9 at the association’s annual conference in San Diego. The association serves more than 400 institutions, including most major public and private colleges and universities in…