President Speaks: Boosting social mobility requires supporting students ‘on all sides’
When the University of California, Merced, opened its doors in 2005, it created new opportunities for thousands of students in the state's Central Valley and beyond. As the first new UC campus to open since 1965 and the first research university to be built in the historically underserved San Joaquin Valley, the pressure was on for UC Merced to make an impact. Just 14 years in, that impact is being felt in our city, in our region, and most importantly, in the lives of our students and their families.
Originally published: February 14, 2019
Author: Dorothy Leland
Institution: University of California at Merced
Published by: Higher Ed Dive