Creating Community on Campus

“We are proud to be home to one of the largest LGBT centers in the nation on a public university campus.” – Chancellor Khosla

Sandy Brown, VC - Research Affairs; Chancellor Khosla; Chevelle Newell, field representative for Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins; Becky Petitt, VC- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Agustin Orozco, Asst. Director of OASIS; Shaun Travers, LGBT Resource Center Director

UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary on campus.  To mark the milestone, a representative from Congressman Scott Peters’ office presented a special proclamation to Director Shaun Travers and Chancellor Khosla during the annual LGBT community reception yesterday.  The Center has grown tremendously over the last 15 years, beginning as a small office and transforming into one of the largest LGBT centers in the nation at a public university that provides numerous resources and programs for our LGBT community.  The annual reception highlights the work of the Center and underscores the university’s commitment to diversity. 

Shaun Travers and Chancellor Khosla receive a proclamation from Avril Prakash, field representative for Congressman Scott Peters and UC San Diego student.

Cross-Cultural Center Director Edwina Welch (right) talks with Professor James Nieh, Revelle College Provost Paul Yu, and Greek Life Advisor and staff member Colin Gerker.

Agustin Orozco with Anna Levitt, Chair of the UC San Diego LGBT Staff & Faculty Association.

Shaun Travers places an LGBT pin on Chancellor Khosla's lapel.

Finding Positive Solutions to Societal Challenges

Chancellor Khosla presents the NCRC Peacemaker Award to President Janet Napolitano.

The National Conflict Resolution Center recently honored two individuals with the 2015 Peacemaker Award, and they both have connections to UC San Diego.  Chancellor Khosla was on hand to present the National Peacemaker Award to University of California President Janet Napolitano.  She received the award for her work in proactively addressing the troubling issue of sexual assault, as well as embracing and promoting diversity through admission policies.  UC San Diego alumna and Supervisor of the San Diego Unified School System, Cindy Marten, received the San Diego Peacemaker Award for her leadership in shifting the San Diego Unified School district from zero tolerance rules and policies toward student discipline with a more restorative approach.  The annual awards dinner honors individuals and organizations who are dedicated to peacemaking in their own neighborhoods and around the world.

San Diego Unified Board of Education member Richard Barrera presents the NCRC Peacemaker Award to Cindy Marten.

Increasing Educational Access and Opportunities

Chancellor Khosla joined campus members and community friends to celebrate and thank Robert and Allison Price for the educational opportunities they are providing through Price Philanthropies to students from underserved communities all over San Diego County. Their generous $6 million gift to UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will expand student access to our existing educational outreach programs and also support the development of an innovative new education program.Thousands of students will benefit from the expanded access and programs.The gift also recognizes the work and contributions of former Birch Aquarium Executive Director, Nigella Hillgarth, and the outdoor education plaza was named after her.

Former Birch Aquarium Executive Director Nigella Hillgarth

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