As associate of the chancellor, Carol Block has made it a priority to foster a sense of community at UCLA.
In addition to joining her husband, Chancellor Gene Block, in advancing campus interests at local, national and international events, she has created unique leadership and arts programming for staff, faculty and students, and supported campus health and community service initiatives.
Mrs. Block’s programs include a series of leadership development lectures and luncheons for staff and faculty women at the Chancellor’s Residence, staff appreciation events at women’s athletic competitions and hikes and tours of notable natural and cultural resources throughout greater Los Angeles. She is regularly involved in campus and community service programs, including volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, participating in the I Heart Walking campaign and supporting the Bruin Resource Center.
Throughout the spring, Mrs. Block hosts approximately 12 student music recitals at the Chancellor’s Residence, at which students of UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music and musical theater students from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television showcase their talents for staff members. In her work as associate of the chancellor, Mrs. Block remains committed to demonstrating UCLA’s appreciation for its dedicated staff.
Before moving to Los Angeles in July 2007, Mrs. Block was employed as a medical technologist in the clinical microbiology laboratory at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va., for 29 years.
Born in Monticello, N.Y., Mrs. Block holds a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from The George Washington University.
Associate of the Chancellor – Duties and Responsibilities
The designation of associate of the chancellor is intended to recognize the contributions of the chancellor’s spouse or domestic partner as an ambassador for the campus and the chancellor. The associate accompanies the chancellor and/or attends separately any events where his or her presence will enhance the university’s relationship with faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, friends, elected officials and other dignitaries.