Monday, June 6, 2011

New Dean for Natural Sciences Appointed at UC Merced

Juan C. Meza has been appointed the new dean of the UC Merced School of Natural Sciences. Meza will take over for Mike Colvin, who has served as interim dean since February. Colvin replaced founding Dean Maria Pallavicini, who resigned to become provost at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Meza studied at Rice University -- earning bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics -- and now works at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as head of the High Performance Computing Research Department and acting director of the Computational Research Division, where he manages a staff of 272 employees and a $50 million budget. More>