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2015-16

Wrapping up the Semester

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Dear colleagues,
We were blessed with glorious weather for our Saturday and Sunday commencement ceremonies, and I want to thank everyone who helped to make the occasion so memorable for our graduates and their families. Now that commencement ceremonies are over for the year, I look forward this week to our annual Staff Appreciation Week, starting Tuesday through Friday.

Spring Campus Update

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Dear Faculty and Staff:
 
With our second semester rapidly winding down and preparations already under way for our 11th Commencement, I’d like to take a moment to provide a brief update on what is proving to be a very productive year for UC Merced. From our growing number of academic and research achievements to the enormous headway we’re making on our expansion plans, this has been a significant year for our campus on many important fronts.
 
Recognition
 

Chief of Staff Named

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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Ed Klotzbier will join UC Merced in June as Chief of Staff and Associate Chancellor. This is a new position, but with no new budget, created through attrition and restructuring in the Office of the Chancellor.

Visioning Summit

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Dear colleagues:
 
Since its founding, UC Merced has been constantly evolving.
 
Yet for many, the pace of change in recent years feels particularly accelerated. From Strategic Academic Focusing and the planned physical build-out by 2020 (including the new Downtown Center by 2017) to performance management and other process improvements — a lot of change seems to be hitting us at once.
 

A message from Chancellor Leland

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Dear colleagues,
 
As we head into the holiday season and winter break, I want to extend my deepest appreciation for your continued dedication to UC Merced.
 
This year, we continued to make a difference in students' lives, breakthroughs in our research and connections in our communities. We welcomed newcomers and said good-bye to dear friends.
 

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