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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. The department responds to a wide range of political and public policy issues and advises faculty, administrators, and the campus community on strategies to facilitate constructive dialogue to advance the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service.


Cori Lucero

Executive Director