Chancellor Khosla with President of the UC San Diego Emeriti Association Mark Appelbaum and three Chancellor's Scholars
A special recognition dinner was held on Friday night to honor the mentors and donors who support the Chancellor’s Scholars Program, and to acknowledge the achievements of our Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients. It was a unique opportunity for the scholars and supporters to interact and get to know each other. The program, which places a strong emphasis on faculty and peer mentorship and leadership development, was created more than a decade ago to broaden college access and affordability and to help high-achieving students succeed at UC San Diego. At the dinner celebration, Chancellor Khosla thanked scholarship supporters—many of whom are members of the UC San Diego Emeriti Association—for their generosity of time, experience and contributions to the program. He also applauded our elite scholars for their hard work and perseverance. Hear Chancellor's Scholars explain why the scholarship is important to them.
UC San Diego is creating a new array of programs for veteran entrepreneurs, open to all former military men and women across San Diego. At the launch celebration last night, Chancellor Khosla announced the Certificate in Entrepreneurship that will provide veterans with the basic elements of technology-intensive entrepreneurism and the Veterans Venture that will support the creation of veteran start-up companies. Many traditional universities support only campus entrepreneurs, but the Chancellor pointed out we are a nontraditional campus and our veteran community is an essential source of creativity and ideas that can benefit our society and enhance our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Chancellor Khosla chatted with Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congressman Darrell Issa, Congressman Scott Peters and VC Sandy Brown before the program began. Attendees included government and university leaders, veterans, students, alumni and staff.
Student veterans from the Rady School of Management showcased their start-up companies.
Congressman Darrell Issa and Chancellor Khosla
Congresswoman Susan Davis
Congressman Scott Peters
The Warren College Student Council invited Chancellor Khosla to a meeting last night to discuss campus priorities and goals, and to give students an opportunity to ask questions. The Chancellor talked about the physical transformation of the campus and how the upcoming changes will enhance the student experience by providing more student housing, classroom space, teaching labs and amenities for students. A lively discussion session followed with questions posed from students via Facebook and from the student councilmembers themselves. Topics ranged from student well-being and transportation, to time-to-degree initiatives and alumni involvement.
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