Pam Cysner is the recipient of the 2017 University Service Award. For two decades, she has advised student leaders and groups at UCLA Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE). Cysner advises approximately 200 groups and student leaders on program and leadership development, organizational management and volunteer training. She also serves as the coordinator of a Leadership Development workshop series for UCLA’s student leadership and has led numerous workshops on conflict resolution. In the community, Cysner partners with civic organizations on training, facilitation and consultation services in a number of areas including conflict resolution/mediation, cross cultural communication, anger management and team building. She has taught communication techniques to middle and high school students in Inglewood schools through Alternatives to Violence, and has also worked with athletes, families and coaches in the Westside Special Olympics. Cysner graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in sociology.