UC Merced’s sustainable practices have earned the campus its 15th Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for new construction and its first LEED certification for building operations and maintenance.
Between record enrollment and research expenditures, a massive economic impact on the San Joaquin Valley, new buildings and a visit from the new UC president, the University of California, Merced, has had a big year.
Newly appointed University of California President Janet Napolitano chose UC Merced for her first campus visit – in her first week on the job – saying the youngest UC campus is important to the UC system, but also to the Central Valley and the state.
Although the UC Merced campus is entering its ninth academic year, the campus is still in a constant state of expansion.
The best way to explore what UC Merced has to offer is to visit the campus and see it firsthand.
After two months on the job, UC Merced’s first full-time medical director has already entrenched himself in campus life and understanding student needs.
Dr. Brandon Boggs, a Merced native, has practiced emergency medicine for the past 10 years, including seven as medical director for an emergency department in Oakdale. Early in his career he worked as a family practitioner in private practice with a cardiologist and pulmonologist, and served as medical director of large nursing and rehabilitation center.
UC Merced is entering a significant new phase of construction, the likes of which the campus has not seen since before it opened in 2005.