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Statement From Chancellor Dorothy Leland

March 17, 2016

UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following statement regarding the results of the FBI’s investigation into the Nov. 4 attack on campus:

We are relieved to finally have resolution to this very tragic event on the UC Merced campus. This concludes the investigation, which was a cooperative effort that could not have been as successful without the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

I would like to thank the public, and especially our campus community, for having patience as we navigated the long road to get to this point of closure. While I shared your desire for a quicker resolution, we are better served by law enforcement’s completion of its investigation in due course.

I am proud of the way our campus community came together in the aftermath of this incident, and the kindness displayed by so many only reinforced what I already knew to be true about UC Merced. Now, we move to the task of further healing and taking care of the needs of our students, staff and faculty.”

James Leonard

Executive Director of Public Relations

Office: (209) 228-4408

Mobile: (209) 681-1061