At 56 years young, UC San Diego has not yet settled down. And that is a good
thing. We are still growing and flourishing. We have big plans. Over the coming
year and beyond, you will see our campus evolve, enliven and transform. We are
redefining what it means to be a public research university. We are steadfastly
increasing student housing, expanding our research capacity with the arrival of
our newest fleet addition, R/V Sally Ride, and amplifying our healing impact with
the grand opening of the Jacobs Medical Center. Our determination to teach,
explore, discover, heal and serve is intensifying.
One of the great things about being a young university is our dynamism. We are flexible,
bold, enthusiastic, collaborative and full of energy. We are eager to tackle our world’s most
pressing challenges and dedicated to developing our next-generation leaders. We shape
national and global policies, and drive research initiatives that benefit humankind and our
planet—such as the newly established Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative.
UC San Diego Tritons think and do things differently. We are a community of innovators and
risk-takers, limited only by our imaginations. And fortunately, we are home to the brightest
and most inventive minds who have the courage to create. As we continue to up our game
and fulfill our Strategic Plan goals, we are proud that UC San Diego continues to be the
experimental and distinctive campus our founders established, one that defies convention,
pushes boundaries and challenges expectations.
With kind regards,
Pradeep K. Khosla
LETTER FROM THE CHANCELLOR
“ We are flexible,
full of energy...”