Reimagining the Contemporary
Public Research University
"During our 2024 refresh of the Strategic Plan, we’ve sharpened our mission to be a destination public university that is student centered, research driven, patient centric, and service oriented. Every decision we make reinforces and supports this mission of academic excellence, world-class research and patient care, and dedicated public service for the greater good."
Pradeep K. Khosla
As UC San Diego’s chief executive officer, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla provides vision and strategy, leading a campus of more than 43,000 students, eight undergraduate residential colleges, and eleven academic, professional and graduate schools; a preeminent health system; and the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Strategic Plan Progress
In the 10 years since Chancellor Khosla initiated UC San Diego’s first-ever strategic plan, we have embarked on a journey of educational excellence, unprecedented growth and the physical, cultural and intellectual transformation of our top-10 university. This year, we are celebrating our many achievements and refreshing our strategic plan to ensure continued progress toward our vision to be a destination public university that is student centered, research driven, patient dedicated and service oriented.
An important function of the Chancellor’s office is recognizing and celebrating those whose remarkable stewardship and commitment support and advance the mission of UC San Diego. Numerous campus, health system, student, faculty, staff and other awards are bestowed annually across our campus, but few carry the prestige and distinction of the Chancellor’s and Revelle Medals.
The Revelle Medal is the highest honor given by the Chancellor to a retired or emeriti UC San Diego faculty member.
Community Advisory Board
The Chancellor’s Office is committed to fostering and strengthening positive relationships with the campus and community organizations. The Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB), formerly known as the Board of Overseers, advocates for UC San Diego and advises the Chancellor, with specific emphasis on the university’s role in the community.
The Leadership Cabinet
Advisory to the Chancellor, the 17-member Cabinet provides strategic advice and works collaboratively to achieve the goals of the UC San Diego Strategic Plan.