FORMS OF ADDRESS

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Special Events & Protocol is your resource for answering questions regarding the proper forms of address for dignitaries/VIPs.

We’ve listed a few of the most common questions here. As a general rule, you should always verify names, addresses, and personal preferences prior to the occasion. When corresponding to elected officials, review these general guidelines.
General questions about forms of address, contact Patricia Lippert, Special Events & Protocol.
Questions about elected officials, contact Richard Benbow, Government & Community Relations.
Questions about international dignitaries, contact Christine Larson, International Institute.
Questions about the UC President and UC Regents, contact Susan White, Special Events & Protocol.
CHANCELLOR:
Business: Chancellor Gene Block
UCLA Chancellor's Office
Social: Chancellor Gene Block and Mrs. Carol Block
Table Assignment Envelope: Chancellor Block and Mrs. Block
Place Cards: Chancellor Block Mrs. Block
Name Tags: Gene Block
Chancellor
Carol Block
Associate of the Chancellor
Salutation: Dear Chancellor Block: Dear Mrs. Block:
CHANCELLOR EMERITUS:
Business: Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale
UCLA Public Policy
Social: Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale
and Mrs. Robin Carnesale
Table Assignment Envelope: Chancellor Block and Mrs. Carnesale
Place Cards: Chancellor Emeritus Carnesale Mrs. Carnesale
Name Tags: Albert Carnesale
Chancellor Emeritus
Robin Carnesale
Salutation: Dear Chancellor Emeritus Carnesale: Dear Mrs. Carnesale:
EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST:
Business: Mr. Scott Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
UCLA Chancellor's Office
Social: Mr. Scott Waugh
Table Assignment Envelope: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Waugh
Place Cards: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Waugh
Name Tags: Scott Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Salutation: Dear Mr. Waugh:
VICE CHANCELLOR AND VICE PROVOST:
Business: Ms. Josie Bruin
Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs
Social: Ms. Josie Bruin and Mr. Joe Bruin
Table Assignment Envelope: Vice Chancellor Bruin and Mr. Bruin
Place Cards: Vice Chancellor Bruin Mr. Bruin Mrs. Bruin
Name Tags: Joe Bruin
Dean
Division of Social Sciences
UCLA College
 
Salutation: Dear Mr. Bruin:  
DEAN:  
Business: Mr. Joe Bruin
Dean
Division of Life Scieces
UCLA College
Social: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bruin
Table Assignment Envelope: Dean Bruin and Mrs. Bruin
Place Cards: Dean Bruin Mrs. Bruin
Name Tags: Joe Bruin
Dean
Division of Life Scieces
UCLA College
Salutation: Dear Mr. Bruin:
VICE CHANCELLOR OR VICE PROVOST:
Business: Ms. Josephine Bruin
Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs
Social: Ms. Josephine Bruin and Mr. Joe Bruin
Table Assignment Envelope: Vice Chancellor Bruin and Mr. Joe Bruin
Place Cards: Vice Chancellor Bruin
Name Tags: Josephine Bruin
Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs
Salutation: Dear Ms. Bruin:
UC PRESIDENT:  
Business: President Janet Napolitano
University of California
Social: President Napolitano
Table Assignment Envelope: President Napolitano
Place Cards: President Napolitano
Name Tags: Janet Napolitano
President
University of California
Salutation: Dear President Napolitano:
UC REGENT:  
Business: Mr. Joe Bruin
Social: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bruin
Table Assignment Envelope: Regent Bruin and Mrs. Bruin
Place Cards: Regent Bruin Mrs. Bruin
Name Tags: Joe Bruin
UC Regent
Salutation: Dear Mr. Bruin:
GOVERNOR:  
Business: The Honorable Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Social: The Honorable The Governor of California
and Ms. Brown
Table Assignment Envelope: The Governor of California and Ms. Brown
Place Cards: The Governor of California Mrs. Brown
Name Tags: Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Anne Gust Brown
Salutation: Dear Governor Brown:
MAYOR:  
Business: The Honorable Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles
Social: The Honorable Eric Garcetti
Table Assignment Envelope: Mayor Garcetti
Place Cards: Mayor Garcetti
Name Tags: Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles
Salutation: Dear Mayor Garcetti:

CORRESPONDENCE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS

Here are some general guidelines to follow when corresponding to elected officials. Contact Richard Benbow, Senior Executive Director of Government & Community Relations, for additional information.

Members of Congress - U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:
Whenever possible, correspondence should be sent to the District Office address. Washington correspondence should be sent by fax or, if possible, hand delivered. Depending on the number of pieces, hand delivery can be arranged through the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations. Many offices now rely on email for basic correspondence. Please check with UCLA Federal Relations for contact information. Packages are not accepted.

White House Correspondence:
Correspondence must be sent via email or fax. Packages are not accepted.

Cabinet Secretaries:
Correspondence may be sent via the USPS. However, time sensitive correspondence should be sent by email, faxed or hand delivered.