Steve Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. He serves as president of the largest UCLA regional alumni network, the UCLA Los Angeles Westside Network. As a visionary leader, he has reinvigorated the network with new programming, collaborations and leadership. Yu is an active mentor and presenter in the Bruin Leaders Project, Bruin Toastmasters for UCLA-affiliated members and True Blue Toastmasters for External Affairs employees. He has also shared his public-speaking expertise with Law School colleagues as well as UCLA physicians. Formerly the controller at the UCLA School of Law, he began his new role on April 1 as the chief financial officer and assistant dean of operations for the school. Yu graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in economics and M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.