Academic Partnerships

Frank Wada

Assistant Vice Chancellor
Academic Partnerships

The Academic Partnerships team advances institutional excellence and success at the intersection of academic and student affairs engagements and experiences for all UCLA community members and partners.The units in this area focus on student records, registration, and degree services; financial education support services; international student and scholar services; first generation student resources; graduate student services; career exploration and development services; transfer student support resources; and much more.

Frank Wada (MA ’98) entered the student affairs professional over 25 years ago for one purpose: to help students successfully achieve their personal and professional higher education goals. He arrived at UCLA in 2011 to serve as the University Registrar and added Executive Director responsibilities in 2014. Previously, Frank has held campus leadership roles at UC Davis, San José State University, and Menlo College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and sociology from San José State University, a master’s degree in education from UCLA, and a doctor of philosophy degree in education from UC Davis.

Frank Wada, Executive Director