Appointment of Professor Emeritus David Lopez as the First UCLA Faculty Retirement Liaison

April 9, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emeritus David Lopez as the first UCLA Faculty Retirement Liaison, effective April 1, 2015.  In that capacity, David will serve as an advisor and advocate for faculty who are considering retirement, as well as to faculty who have already retired.  You can call upon him for assistance in securing information from your department or school as well as from campus and University sources such as the Benefits office.  He will also be available to help faculty members planning for retirement to structure and negotiate pre- and post-retirement arrangements, including Pathways to Retirement agreements, allocations of space, and access to the Research Professor working title.   

Professor Lopez brings highly relevant experience to his new role, including distinguished service as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division, Chair of the Academic Senate’s Council on Planning and Budget, and Chair of the Senate’s Committees on Faculty Welfare and Emeriti Affairs.  His new position supports an important campus initiative to assist faculty in making continuing contributions to UCLA’s research, teaching, and service missions post-retirement.  Indeed, David’s own service to the campus exemplifies the value emeriti can bring.

As Faculty Retirement Liaison, David will be available to Senate faculty throughout the campus by email ( and personal phone (310-210-1118).  This notice also appears on the website of the Academic Personnel Office. Please join me in welcoming him to this new role at UCLA.


My best regards,

Carole Goldberg

Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law