“We need to bring UC San Diego to the community and the community to UC San Diego. Life is culturally rich and we need to reflect that.”
– Chancellor Khosla
Chancellor Khosla, along with several campus leaders, met with LGBT community members, elected officials, and UC San Diego faculty, staff and students at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest on Feb. 22. At the breakfast reception, the Chancellor reaffirmed UC San Diego’s commitment to the LGBT community, diversity and public service, saying, “I realize that our commitment to diversity has to be clear. It has to be stated in our actions and in making our commitment obvious. I stand committed.”
Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria were among the reception attendees. They both made comments about the economic, social and educational impact that UC San Diego’s campus and Health System have on the community, and they noted that UC San Diego and the San Diego LGBT Community Center have a symbiotic relationships that goes back decades. Health System CEO Paul Viviano also attended the reception and talked about the health programs that contribute to the Center’s mission and serve the LGBT community.
The Chancellor also talked about the ongoing strategic planning process at UC San Diego, encouraging the LGBT community to get involved. “As we go through the strategic planning process it is important that the LGBT community is at the table to tell us your aspirations, and how we build upon and attain them.”