Pradeep K. Khosla became UC San Diego’s eighth Chancellor on August 1, 2012. As UC San Diego’s chief executive officer, he leads a campus with more than 30,000 students, six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, and five graduate and professional schools. UC San Diego is also home to the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the UC San Diego Health System. With annual revenues of $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2014, UC San Diego is an academic and research powerhouse, with faculty, researchers and staff attracting more than $1 billion in research funding a year. The campus is the third largest employer in San Diego County and one of 10 campuses in the world-renowned University of California system.
At UC San Diego, Khosla initiated and led a comprehensive, all-inclusive strategic planning process to unify the campus and define UC San Diego's future. The initiative resulted in a Strategic Plan that outlines five overarching goals, four grand research themes, and 13 strategies to fulfill our sharpened mission and vision as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
The only way we are going to solve global challenges -- like climate change, food and water shortages, and health issues -- is by working together, sharing our resources and diverse expertise, and innovatively translating our discoveries into real-world applications.