Published: August 7, 2008

The UCLA Departments of Ethnomusicology and Music are pleased to announce the selection of Martha Rider as our new Management Services Officer. Martha will be replacing Betty Price who retired in February 2008 after 27 years of service.

Martha has worked for the last few years for both departments as the financial administrator, and now will assume even greater responsibilities as the new MSO. Martha has wide-ranging administrative experience at both UCLA and with her previous job at Quotron Systems/Citibank, where she successfully oversaw 120 employees.

Martha's major responsibilities as MSO include financial management and analysis, material and facilities management, supervision of contract and grant administration, supervision of academic and apprentice personnel activities, and supervision and utilization of all staff personnel. Martha will also act as a liaison between the departments and other University administrative units, University central administration, and outside agencies.

Martha's expertise will be integral to new projects that arise out of the new UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and we look forward to her leadership.