Inspiring the Development of Leadership Skills

Chancellor Khosla was a featured guest last week in the Emerging Leaders Program.  Students invited him to the class to share his ideas on leadership.  They asked him about his career and leadership style, and talked about the characteristics that define a leader.  The mission of the year-long Emerging Leaders program is to guide, challenge and inspire the development of student leadership skills through experiential learning.

Transforming Lives through Education

“Young minds flourish when given opportunity and encouragement.” – Chancellor Khosla

EVC – Academic Affairs Suresh Subramani, Chancellor Khosla, Preuss School alumnus James Noraky and Preuss Principal Scott Barton

As the top transformative high school in the nation, The Preuss School UC San Diego is renowned for its college-bound culture and extra learning time.  The longer school days and school year are possible because of the generosity of the school’s supporters who help fund the additional 18 days of education each year.  To help with its longer learning time, The Preuss School hosted its annual benefit celebration, The Preuss Promise, this past weekend.  The event featured innovative student installations, a live auction and an inspiring keynote speech from alumnus and 2009 co-valedictorian James Noraky, who is earning his Ph.D. at MIT.

Founding philanthropist Peter G. Preuss talks to a student about his project.

Benefit co-chairs Matthew and Svetlana Weil with Erin and Peter J. Preuss

Honorary co-chairs Peggy and Peter G. Preuss

Promoting the Preservation of America’s Middle Class

From left: Prof. Teddy Cruz, Chancellor Khosla, Assoc. Prof. Fonna Forman, Robert Reich, CEO of San Diego Foundation Kathlyn Mead, UC Regent Richard Blum

Chancellor Khosla and several campus members recently met Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor for President Bill Clinton, UC Berkeley public policy professor and author, at the screening of Reich’s film “Inequality for All.”  The Chancellor and Reich agree that America’s growing income gap threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself.  Chancellor Khosla often talks about education as the great equalizer and the key to social mobility.  The film screening was co-sponsored by the San Diego Foundation and the UC San Diego / Blum Cross-Border Initiative.

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