Updated: Ensuring Equal Access to Education

“There is clearly energy in this room that is thrilling and motivating, as we’re all focused on the same goal – improving college access and affordability."  – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla with Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, at the White House summit.

Chancellor Khosla says he is honored to be part of the historic White House summit to address college access and affordability and he is proud that UC San Diego is at the cutting-edge of this issue.  In addition to our new commitments to expand college opportunity as part of the summit, we already have numerous programs in place to help students to succeed.  A livestream of the summit can be viewed here.


“UC San Diego shares the mission and goals of the White House summit, and we will continue our efforts to broaden the path to higher education.” – Chancellor Khosla

A view of Chancellor Khosla in the audience at the summit, taken from the livestream provided by the White House.

Chancellor Khosla is at the White House today participating in a summit convened by President Barack Obama to focus on expanding college opportunity.  He says there is a clear energy in the room as dozens of education, business and government leaders have come together to discuss ways to enhance college access and affordability.  UC San Diego has numerous programs that work to ensure equal access to education. 

As part of the summit, the White House asked participants for new commitments to enhance opportunity.  UC San Diego committed to strengthen and expand our new Chancellor’s Associates Scholars program, guaranteeing cost-free access to education to 100 low-income students from the San Diego region each year.  We are also working with community colleges in San Diego and Imperial Counties to guarantee admission to low-income, high-achieving students through a program called UniversityLink.  In addition, we will draw on faculty, students and community educational partners to provide both outreach services and teacher professional development to improve pathways for underrepresented students to succeed in K-14 STEM-based courses.