Welcoming the Newest Chancellor’s Associates Scholars

UC San Diego’s newest class of Chancellor’s Associates Scholars received a warm welcome from students, staff, faculty and university supporters at a recent reception held to kick off the academic year. Chancellor Khosla opened the program by congratulating the students on their admission to UC San Diego, and thanked all who have helped the scholars on their road to success. 

“This is your home away from home; each and every one of you was specially chosen—you belong here,” he said. “I want you all to have confidence in your ability and faith in yourself. Your family, your community and your university are here to support you.”

He went on to explain that the honor cord they each received signifies the university’s pledge to serve them throughout their academic career—and that he hopes they will wear it again when they graduate as Tritons.

Chancellor Khosla created the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program in 2013 as a way to improve the educational pathway for local, ambitious students to attain a higher education. When paired with the UC Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan, the program essentially provides a full scholarship for eligible students, covering tuition, on-campus housing, books and more. More than just a scholarship, the program includes as summer transition program, leadership and communication seminars, peer and faculty mentoring and more.

Collaborating with Military Leaders

Admiral Yancy, United States Navy, Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego has a long, fruitful and meaningful history with the U.S. military. In an effort to nurture ongoing partnerships and spark collaboration, Chancellor Khosla hosted the first military leaders’ reception at Geisel House. The Chancellor emphasized the importance of partnership, and how the University is helping support the vision and missions of the military. Following his remarks, Chancellor Khosla invited U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Yancy Lindsey, a new member of the Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB), to elaborate on his new role and the opportunities available at UC San Diego specifically for the military community. The event also included an information fair with departments all over campus and UC Health sharing the ways their departments support our active duty and veteran student populations.

Colonel Gurny, United States Marine Corps; Kathleen Ritzman, Associate Director – Scripps Institution of Oceanography; General Heritage, United States Marine Corps.

(Middle) Robert Sweetman III, Navy Seal (ret.), Rady School of Management MBA candidate and founder of Existential Technologies, Inc., with wife and daughter.

Walter H. Munk, professor emeritus of geophysics in the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Welcoming New Students

The fall quarter has officially begun, and Chancellor Khosla, along with UC San Diego staff, faculty and alumni, welcomed the largest-ever incoming class at this year’s New Student Welcome Convocation and Dinner. Chancellor Khosla talked about UC San Diego’s efforts to enhance the student experience—including adding more housing; degree programs such as Real Estate and Development and Business Psychology; and campus amenities. He encouraged students to seize opportunities while on campus and to stay involved beyond graduation, stating once a Triton, always a Triton. After the faculty and alumni keynotes, new students were invited to meet with faculty and eat dinner on RIMAC Field.

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Alumni keynote speaker, Dave Marchick ‘88 (History), Muir College

Faculty keynote speaker, UC San Diego Professor of Medicine Anita Raj 

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