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Project Board

Campus photo showing beginning and Science and Engineering Building, 1

UC Merced developed a governance and decision-making framework for the Merced 2020 Project consistent with campus priorities.

The Merced 2020 Project Board was advisory to the Chancellor and charged with ensuring the campus and the project to meet their overarching objectives. The board provided timely decision making, and acted as a check-and-balance on competing campus interests. The board also proactively managed any organizational changes necessary for UC Merced to be 2020-ready.

Project Owners

  • Nathan Brostrom, Interim Chancellor, University of California, Merced
  • Dorothy Leland, Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

Project Board

Board Chair

  • Dorothy Leland, Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

Academics and Research

  • Gregg Camfield, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Student Life

  • Charles Nies, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Asset Management

  • Michael Reese, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services, Emeritus

Legal Advisor

  • Elisabeth Gunther, Chief Campus Counsel 

Financial Advisor

  • Michael Riley, Interim Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration 

Project Owner’s Advisor

  • E. Edward Klotzbier, Vice Chancellor and Chief External Relations Officer

Owner’s Representative and Project Building Official

  • Michael McLeod, Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer


Monthly Project Reports

Current 2020 Project Performance Report