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Chancellor’s Office

June 2, 2020

UC Merced campus
Juan Sánchez Muñoz won’t begin his tenure as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor until July 1, but leaders in the University of California and across campus are already expressing excitement and optimism about his selection. Muñoz, whose appointment was approved by the UC Board of Regents...
The Beginnings sculpture on the UC Merced campus.
The University of California Board of Regents approved today Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s appointment as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor. Muñoz comes to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), where he has served as president since 2017...
The Lakireddy family poses in front of UC Merced's Dr. Lakireddy Auditorium, one of the largest lecture halls on campus. Top: Dr. Hanimireddy Lakireddy and his son Dr. Vikram Lakireddy; Bottom: Hanimireddy's wife Vijaya and his daughter-in-law, Priya.
Merced Mayor Michael Murphy and cardiologist Hanimireddy Lakireddy will be awarded the prestigious UC Merced Chancellor’s Medal. Established in 2005, the Chancellor’s Medal is the highest honor of accomplishment given to an individual by...
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give a speech on the future of civic engagement as part if interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom's speaker series.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give a speech on the future of civic engagement as part of UC Merced interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom’s speaker series. Villaraigosa was the first Mexican American in more than 130 years to...
UC Merced will host members of the University of California Board of Regents Jan. 30-31, as the board’s Presidential Selection and Public Engagement and Development committees meet with the campus community and tour the university’s 2020...
Worldwide, nearly 25 million people are victims of human trafficking, a criminal enterprise that generates $150 billion each year — more than the combined annual profits of Exxon, Microsoft, BP, Samsung and Apple, according to The Human...
New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis will visit the UC Merced campus for a conversation with interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom on the future of economic markets. While some authors achieve the honor of being New York Times best-sellers,...
Interim Chancellor Nathan Brostom welcomes Maria Echaveste to UC Merced for a conversation on "The Future of American Democracy."
At a time of dramatic political division in our society, the role of universities — as places where people can connect with others and explore ideas — is more important than ever, according to Maria Echaveste, the featured guest for a...
Mid-September through mid-October is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and today marks the start of Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, too. UC Merced offers free events and programming to observe Hispanic and Latinx heritage and culture while promoting...
UC Merced's Beginnings sculpture in the middle of a grassy quad
University of California President Janet Napolitano today (July 29) announced the formation of an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the international search for a new chancellor to...

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