The University of California Board of Regents on May 20 approved Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s appointment as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor. Muñoz comes to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown, where he has served as president since 2017.
All members of the UC Merced community are invited to share their perspectives about the next chancellor for UC Merced. Comments submitted via an online survey form will be shared with the advisory committee. The form allows for anonymous submissions.
All members of the community and other members of the public may also email the hiring firm at MercedChancellor@imsearch.com. All comments, issues, concerns and suggestions received through this process will be reviewed and shared with the advisory committee as appropriate.
The advisory committee will be involved in recruiting, screening and conducting interviews with candidates. The committee's work will be scheduled so that candidates can be presented to President Janet Napolitano for consideration and a recommended nominee submitted to the UC Board of Regents for approval, tentatively by May 2020. The members of the advisory committee are:
On Oct. 2, the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee hosted town hall sessions for faculty, staff and students to further explore the priorities of the campus community when it comes to selecting UC Merced's top leader. View the recordings of all sessions here.
A virtual town hall for UC Merced alumni was held Nov. 1. A recording of this conference call can be found here.