I stand by our students who are calling for fossil fuel divestment and support their aims. I furthermore wish to acknowledge the professors and staff at this campus and across the University who deeply care about the moral, political, economic, and scientific imperative of moving away from fossil fuel dependency. I am pleased to support the incredible efforts the UC has already made toward tackling climate change and providing leadership and solutions that we will all depend on. In the coming week, I look forward to working with my fellow chancellors in support of a thorough and transparent discussion on divestment from fossil fuels as part of the UC’s approach to combating the climate crisis.
Congratulations to the 60 new graduates from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The commencement ceremony was held Saturday. Before conferring their degrees, Chancellor Khosla congratulated the Class of 2017 on their accomplishments and encouraged our newest alumni to see their degrees as a mandate to raise the bar in their field. The Skaggs School is the only public university school of pharmacy in Southern California.
“Young minds flourish when given opportunity and encouragement.” – Chancellor Khosla
Recently ranked the best high school in San Diego County, 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. Chancellor Khosla talked about the importance of the longer learning time in preparing students for the rigors of higher education at the annual Preuss Promise Gala, which helped raise more than $400,000 for the school’s Campaign for Longer Learning Time. He also shared that a record 39 Preuss students were offered the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship this year at UC San Diego, and that 26 students accepted.