Aug. 31, 2021

297: High Expectations & High Resources - Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, UC Merced

297: High Expectations & High Resources - Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, UC Merced

Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! In this episode, President Series Episode #95! your guest is Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, University of California, Merced, and your sponsor is MDT Marketing

Juan talks about turning the idea of “Hispanic Serving“ to “Hispanic Thriving”.  He discuss the the necessity of expanding pell grant eligibility in order to serve diverse students and why providing robust and just in time resources for students is always a struggle. Listen to how his institution is planning for possible fall 2021 covid disruptions, and he offers tips for latinx leaders in higher ed!

Dr. Muñoz joined UC Merced as the school’s 4th Chancellor from the University of Houston Downtown (UHD), where he served as president and within his first year launched the university’s largest capital campaign and led the institution’s recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Prior to UHD, Dr. Muñoz served as senior vice president and vice provost at Texas Tech University. He is the author of book chapters, academic articles, essays, refereed and invited conference presentations and professor in the Department of Sociology. In 2010, Chancellor Muñoz was among the contributing editors of the seminal compilation, the Handbook of Latinos and Education. 

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