Welcoming Juan Sánchez Muñoz as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor
On May 20, the UC Board of Regents approved Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s appointment as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor. A first-generation college graduate and UC alum, Muñoz comes to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown, where he has served as president since 2017.
“It is an honor and a privilege to lead UC Merced, a campus that distinguished itself in just 15 years as an exemplar of educational opportunity,” said Muñoz, a first-generation college graduate. “Having dedicated my career to student success and creating access to the transformational power of higher education across racial and social lines, I’m excited to continue that work at the University of California, a world-renowned public institution.”Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UC Merced