Rhea Turteltaub is the UCLA Vice Chancellor, External Affairs. She oversees one of the nation's leading advancement organizations, a diverse and integrated department comprised of Alumni Affairs, Development, Advancement Services, Government & Community Relations, Employee & Organizational Engagement, as well as the UCLA Alumni Association, and the UCLA Foundation.
Over the course of 7.5 years, Rhea led the $5.49 billion Centennial Campaign for UCLA. The Campaign concluded in December, 2019 – in the midst of UCLA’s 100th anniversary celebration. During the initiative, nearly 220,000 donors from all 50 states and 98 additional countries contributed more than 574,000 gifts, helping to shepherd another century of groundbreaking achievements in teaching, research, and service. She is now in the preparatory phase for UCLA’s next campaign.
Prior to her arrival at UCLA in 1994, Rhea held leadership roles at Otis College of Art and Design and The University of Chicago, as well as campaign positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and her alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees.