Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dorothy Leland Nominated To Become Chancellor of UC Merced

Who the heck is Dorothy Leland?

Georgia State College Chief Nominated To Head UC Merced

At Georgia College, a state liberal arts school which enrolls about 6,700 undergraduates and graduate students at its Milledgeville campus, she oversaw new construction projects and significant growth in federally funded research. Those expansions apparently caught UC’s eye.

here is the UCOP announcement of her nomination.

and Modesto news coverage of it.

--"Steve Montiel, spokesman with the UC Office of the President, said Leland's compensation will be discussed by the board in a closed session and the board will vote on it May 18 during an open session. (After being hired, Chancellor Kang was paid a relocation allowance of up to $10,000 and an annual salary of $295,000, along with an annual automobile allowance of $8,916.)"

and

--"It's not the first time she's applied to lead a Central Valley university. In 2009, she was one of three presidential finalists at University of the Pacific in Stockton, according to the Stockton Record newspaper."

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