Welcome to the UCLA H&HS Mentoring Program!
The UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services (H&HS) Mentoring Program is exclusively designed to make a positive impact on our team members. By tapping into the vast wealth of collective work experience at the university, and more specifically in the subject area of housing and hospitality, our aim is to increase team member engagement , develop leadership, and teach new skills. Since its inception in 2002, the H&HS Mentoring Program has helped the organization and individual team members by:
- Matching a mentor/mentee pair for an intensive 9-month program
- Establishing a concrete professional development plan with clear goals
- Increasing organizational knowledge and awareness
- Increasing and enhancing skill development
- Providing professional feedback and accountability
- Evaluating measurable improvements
Mentoring Statement by Laona LeBeouf, Program Director
The UCLA Housing & Hospitality (H&HS) Mentoring Program provides guidance and insight from the collective experience of our talented and dedicated team members. Team members who are accepted into the program will work intensively on identifying career goals, communicating these goals to colleagues and the professional community, and possibly discovering new avenues for growth at the university. Mentees are required to attend an offsite mentoring retreat to launch the program and participate in monthly workshops during the full academic year. We encourage you to apply to this program if you are ready to invest quality time, hard work and enthusiasm for a transformational professional experience!
From Peter Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Overseeing one of the largest and most diverse administrative departments at UCLA is an exciting challenge that I embrace on a daily basis. I would not be in this position at UCLA without the generosity of my former mentor. He shared his vast amounts of encyclopedic knowledge and experience about running housing and hospitality on campus. He also gave me time, his own extremely valuable time, to work closely with me to better learn a complex business. There is no substitute for a good mentor — selflessly giving another team member time and attention is one of our most valuable resources and a privilege that I hope you will undertake when you enter this program.
Currently, our mentoring team is comprised of seasoned professionals from across the Administrative Services division who contribute their time and expertise as advisers, coaches, and program coordinators. This program which started modestly in 2002 with 10 mentees now boasts 237 previous mentee participants. Of these participants, 212 are still part of the UCLA family, and 87 have been promoted to higher level positions within H&HS. Still growing strong after 16 years, we are delighted to offer this program which incarnates our organization’s values of caring for our team members, promoting enthusiasm for the work that we do, and pioneering the way to future opportunities.