Chief Administrative Officer Ronke Epps receives UCLA’s 2021 Distinguished Career Award

The Administrative Management Group (AMG), in partnership with Campus Human Resources honors outstanding managers and staff who have made significant contributions to their organizations and the UCLA campus through their Excellence Awards series. This year, Ronke Epps, chief administrative officer (CAO) of the mathematics department, has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Career Award.

This prestigious award recognizes “an individual who has led a distinguished career over a significant period of time at the University, has shared invaluable institutional knowledge with others, and has made important contributions to the campus as a whole.”

Ronke has served in leadership roles across several academic departments at UCLA, including the School of Public Affairs, Anderson School of Management, and Asian Languages & Cultures. Since 2012, she has served as CAO of the Department of Mathematics.

“In her career of more than twenty years at UCLA, Ronke Epps has been a remarkable leader with a clear vision for necessary change and the interpersonal skills to inspire others and build dedicated teams striving for excellence. She has been a role model for many people throughout her career. In the Department of Mathematics her presence has had a transformative effect. I cannot think of anybody better qualified for the Distinguished Career Award than Ronke Epps,” said Department Professor and Chair Mario Bonk.

For the full list of Excellence Awards recipients, visit their website.

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