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.
I also look forward to the completion of our 2020 Project procurement. We are in the final stages that we expect will lead to a best and final offer, at which time the campus will make its final decision in early June. My hope is that we can unveil an exciting new design for the future of UC Merced’s campus soon after, with the understanding that the design, as well as the necessary external financing, will be presented in July to the UC Board of Regents for approval.
This has been a herculean effort that has involved many tireless hours of work by many of you. As with so many UC Merced initiatives, faculty and staff members alike have pulled together to make great things happen.
May the summer months bring a bit of rest and relaxation for every member of the remarkable UC Merced community.