This article is adapted from the UCLAx magazine spring 2024 issue.

Each quarter, UCLA Extension staff and leadership take part in events and outreach opportunities throughout Los Angeles and well beyond. Whether it's building partnerships with international universities or celebrating achievements closer to home, UCLA Extension is committed to building inclusive communities in higher learning. 

Here are some highlights: 

Judge White holds award

Retired Judge Elizabeth Allen White (left), who completed the Paralegal Training Program in the 1970s, receives a lifetime achievement award at the program’s 50-year gala event. White is a lawyer, judge, mediator, author and past president of the National Association of Women Judges. Pictured here with Paralegal Training Program Director Aymara Zielina.

UCLA Extension leadership at the US Embassy in Thailand

UCLA Extension’s Assistant Dean of International Programs Susie Morris, Dean Eric Bullard and Director of International Relations and Partnerships Emily Kirsch attend a reception at the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand’s residence during the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education’s annual conference. 

Deputy Mayor Hornstock with Steven Mucher and Jim Newton
Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of Housing Jenna Hornstock (center) spoke with UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs lecturer Jim Newton (right) in a fireside chat at the 38th annual UCLA Extension Land Use Law and Planning Conference. They are pictured here with UCLA Extension Assistant Dean Stephen Mucher.  

Leah Vriesman at podium
Leah Vriesman, associate dean of academic and faculty affairs at UCLA Extension, speaks at the South Bay Workforce Investment Board’s annual awards ceremony, where UCLA Extension served as the premier sponsor. 

group of UCLA, UCLA Extension and LAEDC people at table
Leaders from UCLA and UCLA Extension attend the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Eddy Awards at SoFi Stadium. Also pictured is LAEDC President Stephen Cheung (top left), a member of the UCLA Extension Board of Advisors. 

Bullard and Guilmault hold up agreement
UCLA Extension Dean Eric Bullard (right) signs a cooperation agreement with CY Cergy Paris Université Director of International Relations Michel Guilmault (left) at a conference for the NAFSA Association of International Educators. The agreement creates a pathway for the French university’s students to study abroad at UCLA.