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New Assistant Vice Chancellor Announced

November 18, 2014

Brian Powell Named New AVC of Human Resources

In case you missed it, Vice Chancellor Michael Reese announced this week the appointment of Brian K. Powell as UC Merced’s new assistant vice chancellor of Human Resources. Powell is a licensed attorney who specializes in labor and employment law.
Since 2013, he has served at Columbia University as associate dean for Faculty Affairs, Human Resources and Administration for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His new appointment begins Jan. 19, 2015. Read Vice Chancellor Reese’s full announcement.

Professional Development

Want to hone your talents in the workplace? The following professional development courses are scheduled:
  • Dec. 9 – Team Building 
  • Dec. 10 – Situational Leadership: A Model for Developing People
To register:
Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UCMNetID.
  1. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.
  2. Select the course you are interested in, then select “register” to see offerings, schedule and location details.
  3. Select the box next to the class that fits your needs and select “submit” to register.
  4. For more information, email hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call 209-228-8247.

New Employee Orientation, Resources

The next new employee orientation is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in KL 232. For more information, visit the new employee orientation webpage.
The first few weeks in a new job can be challenging. To ease the stress of settling in, Human Resources has compiled a list of resources to assist new employees in acclimating to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this tool.