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May 8, 2020
Each year, UC Merced honors employees who reach service milestone anniversaries in the UC system. Service milestones mark every five years of employment as of Dec. 31, 2019. Please join the Division of Finance and Administration as we virtually recognize 29 DFA colleagues at the following...
May 4, 2020
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration colleagues, Over the past few weeks I’ve had the privilege of visiting meetings of units and teams throughout our Division. On every occasion, I’ve been inspired by the professionalism and resiliency exhibited by my colleagues as we...
April 17, 2020
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration colleagues, These past weeks have confirmed to me that tough times bring out the best in us. I continue to be awed and inspired by the incredible efforts everyone in the division has put into realigning our campus to meet the challenges of the...
April 9, 2020
Dear Campus Community, Earlier today, Chancellor Nathan Brostrom wrote about the need for fiscal prudence as UC Merced plans to grow and thrive. In consultation with the UC Office of the President, we are evaluating various models to plan for potential financial impacts and help guide future...
April 1, 2020
The Alpha Financials project for the implementation of the Oracle Financials Cloud system has been underway for approximately 11 months. This extensive project is transformational for financial management and reporting for UC Merced. It will lay the foundation for ongoing enhancements and projects...
March 3, 2020
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration colleagues, Is it March already? Wow. Time flies when you’re working with a great group of people. Here’s what’s happening in and around the division: DFA Project Updates Alpha Financials. The Oracle system implementation...
February 3, 2020
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration colleagues, There’s fog on our commutes, students back on campus for spring semester, and a new Super Bowl champion (details below)! Welcome to February. I have a few things to share: What a Kick-off! Thanks so much for the wonderful...
January 15, 2020
Dear Colleagues, The Division of Finance and Administration will open recruitment in January for several positions in its Business and Financial Services unit. Some of the positions will be internal recruitment and open only to UC Merced employees, allowing current staff the opportunity to...
January 6, 2020
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration colleagues, Welcome to a new decade and a new year chock-full of exciting changes at UC Merced. As we flip the calendar to 2020, here are some updates I want to share: Let’s have breakfast: All DFA staff are invited to welcome the new...
December 2, 2019
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration Colleagues, As we return from an extended weekend of big meals, Black Friday shopping and the kick-off of the holiday season, here are some updates I want to share as we wrap up the year and look forward to 2020: What I’ve learned from...
November 5, 2019
Greetings, Division of Finance and Administration Colleagues, You know it’s November when Daylight Saving Time ends and you’re counting down the days to turkey and stuffing. As we start the new month, here is a recap of recent news and some things to look forward to as we approach...
September 16, 2019
Dear Colleagues, In 2012, UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland championed and began the conceptualization of the Merced 2020 Project. The monumental endeavor, consisting of 1.2 million square feet of space for academics, research, student residences and student life, along with related...

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