Skip to content Skip to navigation

Remarks and Writings

In The News

Dec 12


Press Release: University Leaders Launch Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2017 Contact Press Release: University Leaders Launch Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration WASHINGTON,...

Nov 29


Tax bill is a nonstarter for higher ed


  The tax reform proposal making its way through Congress seems to ignore what most Americans now recognize as fact – higher education is both...

Sep 08


When I need inspiration, I turn to the 600 undocumented students attending UC Merced

Disponible en Español

Nothing ever inspires me as much as walking around the UC Merced campus and talking to our students. When I’m feeling tired or discouraged, I can...

Sep 07


Congress must do its part

Disponible en Español

  Open Forum on Immigration A young girl was brought to this country by parents who sought a better life, who instilled her with their work ethic,...

May 31


Even if Trump abandons Paris Agreement, we won’t stop fighting to save the planet

The scientific community agrees: Climate change is real, it is driven by human actions and it is getting worse. Californians understand this better than...

Apr 02


KSEE 24 Sunday Morning Matters: UC Merced 2020 Project

Growth model leads the way in creativity and innovation. UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and City of Merced Mayor Mike Murphy appeared on the...

Mar 23


Creativity, collaboration key to addressing medical education


BY DOROTHY LELAND AND ADAM GRAY In 1988, the University of California Board of Regents approved the location of the 10th...

Feb 03


Why Trump should continue DACA

Disponible en Español

Much has been said over the past several months about America and what it means to be an American. Here’s what I call an American: a...

Mar 19

Availability of Campus Climate Survey Results

Colleagues,   As you may recall, the University of California Campus Climate survey was administered on our campus a year ago as part of a systemwide effort to gather perspectives on living, studying and working within the UC system. Many of you...
Messages to Campus
Feb 25

Campus Update from the Chancellor

Dear colleagues: Now that the spring semester is well underway, I wanted to pause for a moment and provide you with a campus update. It’s always a challenge for me to decide what you might be most interested in learning from me. Sometimes I...
Jan 21

Spring greeting from Chancellor Leland

Dear UC Merced students: Welcome back to campus after the winter break. I hope you enjoyed rest and relaxation in preparation for what promises to be another activity-filled semester. The new year brings a significant change at UC Merced (and...
Nov 14

Typhoon Haiyan - Assistance for Campus and the Philippines

Last week Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record, struck the Philippines. The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the central part of the country, particularly on Samar Island and Leyte, where it’s estimated at...
Oct 25

Campus Update

Dear colleagues:   Our campus is now eight weeks into the fall 2013 semester and in that short time, UC Merced has been bustling with activity. I hope each of you is finding the 2013-14 academic year to be stimulating, productive...
Jul 01

Campus budget message from Chancellor Leland

Dear campus colleagues, The campus budget for fiscal year 2013-14 is now available for your review on the CROPS site. As mentioned in previous messages, one of my top priorities since joining UC Merced in 2011 has been to create and implement...