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Rhea Turteltaub appointed vice chancellor for external affairs

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Published Mar 25, 2008 9:57 AM


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Rhea Turteltaub has been appointed UCLA vice chancellor for external affairs, after serving in an interim capacity since July 2006.

"UCLA's external affairs organization is a critical resource if we are to fulfill our high aspirations as a top-flight, world-class research university," UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. "Facing tough resource challenges, we must rely more and more on the support of alumni, donors, friends and the parents of our students and expand those vital networks and relationships. I believe Rhea is the right leader to build upon the progress we have made as we reach toward the next level of excellence and service."

The appointment is effective April 2 and follows a national search.

Turteltaub leads a unit that connects UCLA's faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends through a coordinated campuswide communications, advocacy and development effort designed to build long-term relationships and support for the university.

Turteltaub joined UCLA in 1994 as senior associate director of major gifts and has held positions of increasing responsibility. She played a pivotal leadership role in the success of Campaign UCLA, which raised more than $3 billion over a 10-year period that ended Dec. 31, 2005.

Prior to coming to UCLA, Turteltaub held key fundraising positions with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles; the University of Chicago; the University of California, Berkeley; and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where she received her bachelor's in political science in 1982.

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