2019 - 2020 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award Recipient Named
The Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, established in 2015, recognizes UCLA emeriti for exemplary service to the university and their department.
UCLA Professor Emerita Belinda Tucker has been selected to receive the 2019-2020 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, which includes a prize of $1,000.
M. Belinda Tucker, Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, is well-known for her tireless campus-wide service. Since her retirement in 2018, she has provided extraordinary service in two major roles: Past-President of the Board of Governors of the UCLA Faculty Center, and Special Liaison, Faculty Development to the Academic Personnel Office. Professor Emerita Tucker extended a one-year term as President of the Board of Governors of the UCLA Faculty Center into her retirement, and currently serves as Past-President in order to provide continuity in the implementation of the significant accomplishments she achieved as President. She led negotiations that resulted in an initial investment by the UCLA administration of $10 million to make structural repairs to the Faculty Center building and the assumption of responsibility for structural maintenance of the facility. This agreement eluded past Faculty Center Boards for decades. She also finalized a $1 million donation for interior renovations (the largest donation to the Faculty Center in its history). Professor Emerita Tucker is currently heading the Center’s Fundraising Committee as well as serving on the Personnel Committee. As Special Liaison, a newly created position, she serves as an advisor/advocate for faculty who need guidance on a wide variety of academic matters related to faculty welfare and advancement. In addition to these laudable service activities, she also serves on the Boards of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, UCLA Institute for the Environment & Sustainability, and the We Global “Study of African Americans living abroad,” Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan. After a long and distinguished career at UCLA as a scholar, teacher, and senior administrator, Professor Emerita Tucker has continued to provide tremendous service to UCLA in her retirement.