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Government and Community Relations

UC Merced's Chancellor Leland receiving check from Assembly Memeber, Adam Gray

Government and Community Relations staff serve as the university’s lead advocates building and maintaining relationships with elected officials, government staff, community and business leaders to advance the university’s vision, strategic goals and priorities. Analyzing and responding to a wide range of political and public policy issues, Government and Community Relations advises administrators, faculty, and the campus community on strategies to facilitate constructive dialogue advancing the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service.


Edward Klotzbier

Vice Chancellor and Chief External Relations Officer

Jim Chiavelli

Associate Vice Chancellor


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