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Ken Weiner enters his 17th year as Senior Associate Athletic Director-Business Operations at UCLA and his 31st year overall with the university. His duties include the administration and supervision of six Bruin sport programs - baseball, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and men's and women's water polo.
During his tenure at UCLA Athletics, his sports have garnered 14 national championships and numerous conference championship titles. He also oversees new business and project development and capital improvements for the department. Weiner spearheaded the negotiations that resulted in a 20-year agreement between UCLA and the Rose Bowl, including much needed facilities improvements for the football program. In addition, he supervises the athletic facilities division, the operations of UCLA's sports practice and competition venues, game and event operations, department and team travel and UCLA Camps and Clinics and Clinics.
Weiner is responsible for major capital improvements for Athletics. Project include the renovated J.D. Morgan Intercollegiate Athletics Center and Acosta Student Athlete Training Center and Knapp Football Center, the new Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson baseball and Easton softball clubhouse construction and stadium renovations, the Drake Track/Marshall Field renovation, a new golf practice facility, Pauley Pavilion interior upgrades, the North soccer field construction and the new Spieker Aquatic Center, which opened in the fall of 2009. Future projects include a major renovation of the historic Pauley Pavilion, upgrade of the baseball stadium clubhouse and practice facilities and construction of a new Academic Studies Center.
Weiner participates on a number of campus steering committees on behalf of Athletics, including the Campus Facilities Coordination, Campus Project Review and the Alumni Advisory Board. Weiner is a member of NACDA and IAAM. He has served on various committees for the NCAA and was previously the chairman of the Men's Water Polo Committee. He is currently serving on the NCAA Men's Soccer Committee.
Prior to his appointment at UCLA Athletics, Weiner co-founded and served as Associate Director of the UCLA Central Ticket Office and continues to serve as the liaison between the Athletic Department and the CTO. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UCLA in 1978. He graduated with honors and was bestowed a Chancellor's Marshall award for service to the university. He and his wife, Caren, have two children, Nicole and Kevin.
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