Making a Positive Impact on Our Community

“The school supply drive is a true community effort and a prime example of UC San Diego’s mission of service.” – Chancellor Khosla

Throughout the holiday season, notes from young students and their teachers across the county poured in to the Chancellor’s office to say thank you for the school supplies donated by the UC San Diego community.  The 10th annual School Supply Drive, which occurred in the fall, provided 21 local schools that critically needed supplies with up to six boxes of provisions and a large bag of clothes for students.  Thank you to all who donated and who uphold our mission of service.

Re-imagining the Model of the Successful College President

From left: Javier Miyares of University of Maryland University College, Pradeep K. Khosla of UC San Diego, Drew Faust of Harvard University, Tristan Denley of Tennessee Board of Regents, Tashni-Ann Dubroy of Shaw University (Photo courtesy: EducationDIVE)

Chancellor Khosla is one of five higher education leaders to watch in 2017, according to  In choosing the five administrators, the website cites the leaders' ability to thrive and pave the way for innovation at their universities and in their communities, while at the same time managing the increased demands of the presidency role.  The article notes Chancellor Khosla's leadership in establishing a downtown Innovative Cultural and Education Hub, as well as his recent appointment to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Propelling Brain Research and Awareness

The Junior Seau Foundation recently pledged $250,000 to UC San Diego to support brain injury research and education.  The gift was made in memory of Junior Seau, the longtime beloved San Diego Charger and NFL Hall of Famer, who had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.  The impact of the gift is being tripled by matching funds from the university’s Division of Biological Sciences and the Kavli Foundation, as well as UC San Diego’s Chancellor’s Endowed Chair and Faculty Fellowship Challenge.  That brings the total impact of the gift to $1 million.   

The funds establish the Junior Seau Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury and create the Junior Seau Lectureship Series to inform the community and K-12 students about the causes and risks associated with traumatic brain injury.  The inaugural lecture was presented by Associate Professor Gentry Patrick last Wednesday.

Gentry Patrick presented the inaugural Junior Seau lecture.

Several Preuss School students attended the inaugural lecture.

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