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Diversity & Inclusion

August 4, 2022

After a nationwide search, Rakesh Goel was selected as UC Merced’s next dean of the School of Engineering. Goel is a seasoned academic leader who currently serves as executive associate dean in the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly...
Delia S. Saenz, Ph.D., will join UC Merced as vice chancellor and chief diversity officer, after a nationwide search. She will begin this spring.   Chancellor Juan Sanchez Muñoz announced the appointment this week.   “Saenz...
This is Engineers Week.
Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951, National Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology...
Na’ilah Suad Nasir has adjusted to Chicago winters as much as a native Californian can. She owns a snow shovel and knows how to use it. She purchased a big, warm coat. “They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing...
Bakersfield College, grad student fellowship
Their community college experiences occurred hundreds of miles apart, but Kim Arellano Carmona and John Wilson each found the support and inspiration that would propel them to Ph.D. candidate studies at UC Merced. Now they both have a golden...
UC Merced was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for producing the most Gilman recipients over the past 20 years in the following category: Medium Institution, 20-year Gilman Top Producer....
As one of the most diverse institutions in the University of California system, UC Merced welcomes and supports all undocumented students. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the campus joined the national movement I Stand With Immigrants Initiative Day of Action to...
Spendlove Prize recipient Nadia Murad is seen in a photo.
2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Nadia Murad was honored with the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday. She is the 14th recipient to...
UC Merced student graduating
UC Merced’s commitment to the success of Latino students has been recognized with the prestigious Seal of Excelencia. The campus is among 10 institutions in the country to receive the reputable certification this year. The seal was presented...

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