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August 19, 2019

Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland. The message graced a wall of the new Sustainability...
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Merced 2020 Project
UC Merced has celebrated a number of milestones and achievements in Chancellor Leland’s eight years on campus. Here are 10 of her greatest hits, as compiled by the Division of External Relations. Merced 2020 Project – From approval...
Dr. Art Kamangar and Calvin E. Bright - represented by his daughter Carol Bright Tougas - were honored with the Chancellor's Medal last week.
Dr. Art Kamangar and Calvin E. Bright have been invaluable in the development of UC Merced since before the campus opened its doors. To commemorate their philanthropy and outstanding service, this week they were awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland was recognized as the Merced Chamber of Commerce's Woman of the Year earlier this month.
The Merced Chamber of Commerce has named Chancellor Dorothy Leland their 2019 Woman of the Year. Leland was honored at a ceremony earlier this month. The chamber credited Leland’s leadership of the university for not only helping to expand the...
UC Merced debuted at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
UC Merced continues to build on its reputation as a world-class research university, debuting at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released today. The list ranks the best 351 universities in the...
Clouds loomed over the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad last weekend, but nothing was going to rain on the parade of the more than 1,300 Bobcats who walked the stage at UC Merced’s commencement. Baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral graduates...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland delivered the keynote address at UC Merced's commencement ceremonies May 18 and 19.
It was not my intention to be your commencement speaker this morning, and you were no doubt looking forward to having California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom share her wisdom with you today. I am sorry that she could not be here, but I...
UC systemwide Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nathan Brostrom has been named interim chancellor of UC Merced.
The University of California Board of Regents today (May 16) voted to approve President Janet Napolitano’s appointment of systemwide Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nathan Brostrom as interim chancellor of UC Merced....
Dorothy Leland will step down as UC Merced chancellor in August after eight years at the university.
Dorothy Leland announced today (May 13) her intention to step down as chancellor of the University of California, Merced, effective Aug. 15, 2019. “These have been the most gratifying eight years of my long professional career,” said...
It is one of the largest and, arguably, most complex social infrastructure projects in the nation. Now, every building in the award-winning Merced 2020 Project is completely topped off. Chancellor Leland, UC Merced senior leadership and members of...

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