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Remarks and Writings

Mar 29 2017

Central Valley Women’s Forum Keynote Remarks

Chancellor Dorothy Leland “Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education in California”  Leadership California: Central Valley Women’s Forum  Fresno Pacific University Campus Building Fresno, California March...
Aug 17 2016

Faculty Convocation Remarks

Good afternoon, and welcome to the 2016-2017 academic year. I know that many of you spent the summer working on research and writing projects, but I hope you also found time to relax and enjoy some non-work related activities.  UC Merced is 11...
Jul 21 2016

2020 Project Approved by UC Board of Regents

Dear members of the UC Merced community, I am writing to share some wonderful news about the 2020 Project. This ambitious proposal will expand campus facilities dramatically over the next four years to accommodate future enrollment growth. At this...
Messages to Campus
Feb 08 2017

Our Commitment to UC Merced DREAMers

Dear Campus Community, The support of so many members of our campus community for the plight of students who have been—or may be—affected by changes in immigration policy is truly heartening. We are a campus that values our diversity and...
Jan 30 2017

Message from Chancellor Leland Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order

Dear Campus Community,   By now you are likely aware of the recent executive order restricting entry into the United States for individuals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. While the situation remains fluid and much is...
Jan 17 2017

Welcome to Spring Semester 2017

Dear Campus Community,   Welcome to 2017, and a new spring semester!   As you know, UC Merced is truly a special place. Our talented students represent the very best of California, and many are the first in their family to attend...
Jan 05 2017

A New Year Greeting from Chancellor Dorothy Leland

2016 was a busy year filled with milestones and accomplishments for our young campus. It’s with great hope that we look ahead to an even brighter future in the coming year.
Dec 01 2016

Our Workforce Planning Initiative

Dear Colleagues,   UC Merced is an incredible campus for a myriad of reasons. Our students reflect the best of California, and the dedication represented by our faculty and staff is unmatched.  I also recognize that our people and their...
Nov 09 2016

Yesterday's Presidential Election

Dear Campus Community, Our campus, our state, our nation and the world are processing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election. Our students, many of whom are the children of immigrants and rightfully take pride in being the first in their...
Sep 06 2016

Merced 2020 Project

Dear Colleagues, As the 2020 Project moves forward, I want to share some additional detail on its implementation. This, by design, will be a very different type of design and construction process than we have used in the past.  It is fast-...