The Leadership Council is a forum for all academic and administration supervisors and managers across the university (both academic and non-academic) that strives to foster cross-campus and cross-department communication and information sharing. This forum creates opportunities for supervisors and managers to bring issues and topics to the table for conversation with campus senior leadership and to share important departmental updates, changes or initiatives that impact the rest of the campus community.
Leadership Council Planning Committee (LCPC)
At the request of Chancellor Leland, the Leadership Council Planning Committee (LCPC) was formed in September 2017 in efforts improve the experience of managers attending Leadership Council.
The goal for LCPC is to foster an environment within Leadership Council for creativity and information sharing, building new knowledge, creating alignment, and developing comprehensive solutions among UC Merced’s middle management. To reach this goal, the LCPC will develop new strategies and programming for the 2017-18 academic year.
De Acker, Director of Campus Climate
Jenna Allen, Director of Institutional Research and Decision Support
Annette Garcia, Assistant Dean for Faculty Support for the School of Natural Sciences
Joan Holmquist, Director of Academic and Emerging Technology for Information Technology
John Jackson, Director of Operations for the Office of Research and Economic Development
James Leonard, Director of News and Social Media for University Communications
Rachael Martin, Talent Development Manager for Human Resources
Brian O’Bruba, Executive Director for the Office of Leadership, Service and Career
Luanna Putney, Associate Chancellor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor
Margaret Saunders, Director of Space Planning and Analysis for Planning and Real Estate Services
Susan Sims, Special Assistant to the Provost/EVC and Chief of Staff
Leanne Taylor, Executive Assistant for the Office of the Chancellor