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.  

Broadening Access to Higher Education

Chancellor Khosla, Rector Juan Manuel Ocegueda from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, and President Melinda Nish from Southwestern College

Chancellor Khosla joined leaders from more than a dozen U.S. and Mexican higher education institutions yesterday in Tijuana for the University Presidents’ Summit, where the launch of the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education was announced.  The goal of the consortium is to increase cross-border education and to make our region a leader in student exchange by 2020.  The higher education leaders discussed existing and potential bi-national collaborations, as well as ways to decrease barriers to student exchanges in the future.  At the summit, the Chancellor talked about his ongoing commitment to expand college access and affordability for all deserving students, including Mexican students who are trying to enhance their academic records so they can attend U.S. research universities.  The event was hosted by the U.S. Consul General in Tijuana and the Mexican Consul General in San Diego. 

Chancellor Khosla and President Fernando León of CETYS Universidad discuss possible collaborations with U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, Andrew Erickson.

The University Presidents’ Summit was hosted by U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, Andrew Erickson, and the Mexican Consul General in San Diego, Remedios Gómez Arnau.

Chancellor Khosla and UC San Diego Professor Olivia Graeve co-led a breakout session on how to increase the number of women pursuing STEM careers in the U.S. and Mexico.

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