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From the Interim Vice Chancellor

Welcome from Interim Vice Chancellor and CFO Mike Riley

Greetings, Bobcats,

This is where you can find information about initiatives and programs that impact our campus community. You can explore the menu for announcements and news from my office. Modernizing our systems and processes enables us to enhance our employee experiences, increase our research mission, and support our students in tangible ways. Check back often for updates about upcoming projects, announcements, and more!

I welcome your comments and feedback.


About Mike Riley

Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, University of California, Merced

Mike Riley serves as Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer at the University of California, Merced. As the university’s chief financial officer Mike provides leadership for business, finance, human resources, enhanced analytical support, organizational efficiencies and strategic and business intelligence initiatives. He also oversees administrative and auxiliary services, including the Early Childhood Education Center, transportation and parking. In his role, Mike provides support to executive leadership regarding the strategic allocation and use of campus resources.

Mike joined the Merced campus in August 2013 as Interim Controller and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Services, and was named to the position permanently in May 2014. He has been with the University of California since January 2010. His contributions to our campus include leading our composite benefit rates implementation, working with our local implementation team and representing our campus on systemwide UCPath implementation committees, overseeing the annual fiscal close process, financial reporting for the UC Merced Foundation, and leading the assessment for the replacement of the campus' financial system. He also created the accounting model we use today for the construction component of the award-winning Merced 2020 Project, a $1.3 billion project that will add 1.2 million gross square feet to the campus footprint in less than four years.

Prior to joining the Merced campus, Mike worked with the Office of the President and with the UC Davis campus. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and an active CPA license in the State of California.

Office of the Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

The Office of the Interim Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer provides leadership support for campus planning and decision making to help advance UC Merced's educational mission and effectiveness. In our day-to-day work, we collaborate with campus and community stakeholders to support UC Merced's mission of teaching, research and public service.

  • Provide a coordinated process for the development of campus operating and capital budgets.
  • Develop financial models and analytical support that provide information necessary for campus planning.
  • Develop and implement campus budget policy and budgetary performance measures.
  • Manage UC Merced's resources prudently.

Contact Information

Gina Vieira 
Executive Assistant
(209) 228-4414
Mailing Address
Division of Finance and Administration
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343