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UC Alumnus named UC Merced Chancellor

Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz assumed his role as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor on July 1, 2020, coming to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown, where he served as president since 2017. Having achieved his Bachelor's in Psychology at UC Santa Barbara and his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at UCLA, Muñoz’s move to UC Merced is a return to his California upbringing and academic roots. 

During his first year as chancellor, Muñoz has set the university's course for the next decade with an ambitious strategic plan that focuses on growth, impact and equity and justice. Muñoz was named the recipient of the 2020 Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for leadership on workers' rights and humanitarian issues, and in December 2020, Muñoz was appointed to the California Strategic Growth Council and currently serves with his wife, Dr. Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, as a council member for the Yosemite Conservancy.

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Chancellor's Priorities

Writing and Remarks

May 18, 2022

Appreciating Our Staff

Re: Appreciating Our Staff To: All employees May 18, 2022   Colleagues,   As we close out the spring semester, I could not be prouder of this... Read More

April 28, 2022

A Sincere Thank You

Re: A Sincere Thank You To: Faculty and staff April 28, 2022... Read More

News

A baby drinks from a bottle.
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The UC Merced Lactation Attachment Technology and Child Health (LATCH) Lab in collaboration with UC Irvine and the University of Toronto have released a report that details the impact of baby formula...
Professor Zoghbi, seated, and some of the students in her lab.
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Professor Maria-Elena Zoghbi and her lab are taking a closer look at a human transporter protein that acts as a cellular protector by relocating a molecule that has important antioxidant properties...

Professor Eva De Alba Bastarrechea
May 19, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have invited bioengineering Professor Eva De Alba Bastarrechea to serve as a member of the Macromolecular Structure and Function C Study Section within the...

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