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Undergraduate Council (UGC)


Undergraduate Council (UGC) establishes policy for undergraduate education on the Merced campus and advises the Chancellor or Chancellor’s designee on all matters pertaining to undergraduate education. UGC reviews, coordinates, and takes final action on all matters relating to courses of undergraduate instruction and approves or declines to approve, the establishment, discontinuation, or modification of undergraduate programs, majors, minors, courses, and certificates. UGC maintains liaison with the following systemwide committees:
For a complete description of UGC’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws

AY 23-24 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

2023-2024 Membership 

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting:

  • Patti LiWang, Senate Chair, School of Natural Sciences

  • Matt Hibbing, Senate Vice-Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

  • Charles Nies, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

  • Sarah Frey, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education

  • Jose Cantu, Undergraduate Student Representative

Non-Senate Academic Council Representative, Non-Voting:

  • Pooja Chopra, Lecturer, School of Natural Sciences

Corresponding Systemwide Committees:


Melanie Snyder

Senate Senior Analyst