A biweekly publication for faculty and staff
January 22, 2016


Chancellor Dorothy Leland hosted a meeting that covered results from a recent staff engagement survey, a 2020 Project update, change management and a new category to be added to the Innovation Awards.
The top of the Beginnings sculpture is pictured in the background.

Message from Leadership

Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Services Michael Reese discusses the many changes underway at UC Merced and the plans to help campus community members envision and implement them.


In her role in the Office of Research and Economic Development, she's been instrumental in assisting with the new UC Merced Venture Lab and other projects.


UC Merced saw a 13.5 percent increase in first-year and transfer student applications over Fall 2015, the largest growth rate in the UC system for the second consecutive year.
The campus’s one-stop shop for questions regarding class registration, financial aid and more, is working to enhance its services to keep up with student demand.
A founding staff member and an experienced new hire will handle key responsibilities in Office of Ombuds Services and Office of Campus Climate. Callale Concon is the new campus ombuds and Michael Salvador is director of compliance.

Library Notes

No library books were damaged during last month's water leak in the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, but staff members know what to do to salvage water-damaged books.

Tech Corner

With tax-filing season in full swing, Information Technology reminds campus community members to protect themselves from tax fraud and identity theft.

Business and Financial Services

Campus business officers: UC Merced's Financial Management Certification Program is accepting nominations for classes that begin in March.


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