Conveying UC San Diego’s Commitment to Community

“The educational opportunity given to me is the opportunity I want to give every student.” – Chancellor Khosla

Fulfilling a promise to the local community, Chancellor Khosla returned to Southeast San Diego last night to convey how community feedback has helped shape UC San Diego’s strategic plan.  It was one year ago that he held the first Town Hall at the Jacobs Center to request community input for UC San Diego’s future. 

The Chancellor shared specific actions the university has taken to support our vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.  These include establishing and expanding the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars program, re-launching UniversityLink, deepening commitment to K-12 students and STEM education through CREATE, and expanding UC San Diego Extension through new locations and partnerships. 

Nearly 100 people attended the Town Hall meeting, including community and business leaders, and students from Connecting Hope and Reality Changers.  The Chancellor’s presentation led to an important conversation about the continuing need to motivate and help students prepare for college.  Several speakers also applauded the Chancellor’s commitment to the community and thanked him for providing opportunity for local students.