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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.”