From its founding, UC Merced has distinguished itself as a center for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. As the campus continues to evolve and enters its next phase of development, we face challenges that require us to be a leader among University of California campuses in organizational excellence, customer service, process efficiencies and fostering a positive work environment. Therefore, Chancellor Leland is pleased to support an initiative that recognizes and rewards innovation among UC Merced staff.
The Chancellor's Innovation Awards is designed to provide well-deserved recognition to teams that come up with transformative ideas that reinforce the value of innovation across entire campus community. The Chancellor's Innovation Awards coincides with in-depth work related to strategic workforce planning and change alignment that requires an inventive approach to campus organizational structures and processes.