UC Merced Update

Campus Names Director of Government Relations


Corinne LuceroCorinne Lucero, who advocated at the federal level on behalf of UC Merced has been appointed the campus' director of governmental relations.

Lucero served from 2007 to early this year as the federal director of government relations. Since February, she has been director of correspondence and communications liaison for Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek.

"With an extensive understanding of UC Merced, its needs and its future, Cori also has strong relationships with local elected officials and state legislators," said David Hosley, interim vice chancellor for University Relations. "UC Merced is an asset to the entire state and is increasingly impacting the region's economy. Cori hit the ground running and is providing new ideas and energy to grow our advocacy efforts."

Lucero fills a position formerly held by Larry Salinas, who is now the UC Office of the President's associate director for institutional advocacy in state governmental relations.
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