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Campus Statement on Diversity

July 18, 2019

Dear Campus Community,

Diversity and excellence have long been aspirational goals of the UC Merced campus. Therefore, after an extended period of campus input and review, I am pleased to issue the campus’s official diversity statement , which reflects and articulates these commitments. Many thanks to each of you who contributed to the crafting of this statement.

I am equally pleased to announce that Dania Matos, UC Merced’s first chief diversity officer, has arrived on campus. As a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, she will work to build infrastructure, accountability and additional resources to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

I am confident that you will welcome Associate Chancellor Matos in true Bobcat fashion and work alongside her to enhance efforts to create a diverse and vibrant campus community.

This is not the sole work of a single person or office but remains the shared responsibility of all. You can reach Associate Chancellor Matos at dmatos@ucmerced.edu .

Dorothy Leland

Chancellor