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Chair's Office

Ann Major - Assistant to the Chair

6265 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-9043 | ann@history.ucla.edu

Ann assists the Chair of the department with scheduling, travel, faculty meetings and other projects; shepherds visiting scholars through the UCLA approval process and visa certification; coordinates faculty recruitment and visits; assists in managing office moves; and coordinates departmental events.

 

Asiroh Cham - Chief Administrative Officer

6265C Bunche Hall
(310) 825-4258 | asiroh@history.ucla.edu

The Chief Administrative Officer manages all administrative services in relation to the department's staffing, teaching, and programs. They are responsible for planning and policy development, budgetary control, oversight of departmental projects and initiatives, and selection and supervision of personnel.

 

Khris Go – Department Coordinator

6265 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-4601 | khris@history.ucla.edu

Khris coordinates purchase orders, desk copies, parking, and facilities requests. He also manages the front desk and department sponsored events under the direction of the CAO. For any inquiries about events, contact eventcalendar@history.ucla.edu.

 

Finance

Jay Jang - Senior Fund Manager

6345 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-3133 |  jay@history.ucla.edu

Jay is responsible for managing the financial accounting for faculty with last names A-N, departmental colloquiums, departmental funds, and the Public History Initiatives Center. As the senior fund manager, he administes departmental financial reporting and record-keeping systems.

 

Drew Soucie - Junior Fund Manager

6343 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-4456  |  drew@history.ucla.edu

Drew manages funds for faculty with last names O-Z. He provides them with current information about their account activity and balances and advises them on financial policies and procedures. As a fund manager, he processes purchase orders, research and entertainment reimbursements, and travel reimbursements.  

 

IT Unit

Mary Johnson - Computer Resource Manager

6293 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-2607 | mary@history.ucla.edu

Mary oversees the department’s Computer Resource Center and staff. She manages departmental database and online programs; administers department, faculty, and course web pages; and works with faculty, staff, and students to resolve technical issues.

 

Jonathan Ebueng - Computer Resource Specialist

6293 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-5154 | jonpatrick@history.ucla.edu

Jonathan assists staff, faculty, and students with computer and other technical needs, including troubleshooting and resolving technical issues. He also assists with department, faculty and course web pages.

 

Academic and Staff Personnel

Verna Abe - Academic Personnel Coordinator

6276 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-0569 | verna@history.ucla.edu

Verna manages all academic personnel processes for Senate faculty, including merit, promotion and review actions; sabbatical and leave requests; joint, split and new appointments; faculty data management for advancements, salaries, summer ninths, sabbatical credits and course releases.

Ginny Ho - Staff Personnel/Payroll Coordinator

6351 Bunche Hall
(310) 267-5460 | ginny@history.ucla.edu

As the Personnel Analyst, Ginny is responsible for processing employment and all payroll actions for lecturers, staff (career, limited, and casual), teaching assistants, tutors, readers, and graduate student researchers through UCPath. She will also provide guidance on employment/human resources policies and procedures.

 

Student Affairs

Hayley Safonov - Director of Student Affairs

6286 Bunche Hall
(310) 206-2627 | hayley@history.ucla.edu

The Director of Student Affairs directs the department’s student affairs staff and functions, including oversight all activities related to undergraduate and graduate counseling; student policies, procedures, and processes; and student recruitment and financial aid. They also work directly with students to assist with degree completion and other issues.

 

Katherine Aquino - Graduate Counselor

6288 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-3269 | kate@history.ucla.edu

Katherine counsels graduate students on University and departmental requirements for the Ph.D. degree. She also provides recruitment, admissions, orientation and placement services, assist with assigning Teaching Assistants, and monitors students’ progress toward the degree.

 

Indira Garcia - Undergraduate/Career Counselor

6290 Bunche Hall
(310) 794-7053 | indira@history.ucla.edu

Indira functions as both an academic and a career counselor for undergraduate students. She meets one-on-one with History undergraduates to advise them on their academic and career planning. Indira develops and leads programs geared toward career and professional development. She also manages the academic course scheduling for the department.

 

Paul Padilla - Undergraduate Advisor

6284 Bunche Hall
(310) 825-3720 | padilla@history.ucla.edu

Paul provides undergraduate degree counseling for History majors. He also manages orientation services and workshops for new students, undergraduate curricular changes, and the class scheduling process.

 

Luskin Center for History and Policy

Tricia Park – Programs and Administration Manager

6341 Bunche Hall
310-825-4702 | tricia@history.ucla.edu

Tricia is responsible for the daily management of the Luskin Center for History and Policy. She works under the direction of the Center director to implement Center initiatives, activities, and managing outreach.