Celebrating Diversity and Scholarship

"Thank you for being here to commemorate Black History Month, for contributing to our campus diversity and supporting student scholarships." - Chancellor Khosla

Celebrating diversity and recognizing student academic achievement were the focus of the 13th annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch and Silent Auction held over the weekend at UC San Diego.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Ujima Network Black History Month Scholarship, awarded to two students every year. During the program, Chancellor Khosla talked about the importance of providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for our campus and community members, and thanked attendees for supporting student scholarships, which he said was a fundraising priority for the campus.  The Chancellor also introduced the keynote speaker, Giancarlo Esposito; the actor, director and producer is well known for his role as Gus Fring on “Breaking Bad.” 

Chancellor Khosla with actor and keynote speaker Giancarlo Esposito and VC – Student Affairs Juan González

Honoring Contributions to Diversity

From student outreach and employee recruitment to research studies and campus artwork, UC San Diego faculty, staff and students contribute to campus diversity every day.  Several of their achievements were recognized yesterday at the 20th annual Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards ceremony.  The awards program honors individuals and departments that show outstanding support of UC San Diego’s Principles of Community.  Before Chancellor Khosla presented the awards, he emphasized that diversity is an integral part of our mission, vision and goals for our campus, and that we will continue our efforts to improve our campus climate and cultivate a diverse and inclusive university community.  To learn more about the Diversity Award recipients, click here.

Chancellor Khosla presents an award to Tamika A. Franklin.

Welcoming San Diego’s Newly Elected Official to Campus

From left: CCAB member Ann Hill, CCAB Chair Bob Brown, San Diego City Council President and alumna Sherri Lightner, CCAB member Judith Muñoz, Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla, along with the Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board, hosted a reception on campus last Friday to congratulate our region’s newly elected officials.  The event is an opportunity to meet with our representatives on campus and share UC San Diego’s success story and our positive impact on our community.  Chancellor Khosla talked about UC San Diego's top-quality faculty and students, as well as our prowess in attracting research dollars to the region.  Each year, UC San Diego faculty and researchers bring in more than $1 billion in research funding.  He also emphasized the importance of partnerships and advocacy for higher education.  Several of our region's elected officials are UC San Diego alumni, including San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner and Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka.

VC and CFO Pierre Ouillet speaks with Coronado Mayor and UC San Diego alumnus Casey Tanaka.

VC Gary Matthews with student Avril Prakash

VC Juan González with CCAB member Ian Gill

San Diego Unified School District Board Member Marne Foster with CCAB Chair Bob Brown

During the reception, CCAB Chair Bob Brown asked newly elected officials and their staff members to introduce themselves.  

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