Rising Together: UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz on Lifting Through Education (Part One)

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Trailblazers inspire us to reach for our dreams. UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz embodies the resilient spirit of immigrants who shaped the abundance of America’s Central Valley. His journey from the fields to the halls of academia lights the way for all who seek to better their lives through education. Join Lisa as she speaks with Chancellor Muñoz about the mentors who believed in his potential, the struggles that tested his resolve, and the vision that drives his leadership. Learn how he advances access, diversity, and excellence in higher education. And discover the values from his immigrant roots that keep him grounded as he opens doors for future generations. The path is steep, but we are not alone. Chancellor Muñoz shows us the power of community, perseverance and education to lift us higher. His life reminds us – progress takes sacrifice, courage takes compassion. When we stand together, we rise together.