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Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor, University of California at San Diego

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.

At UC San Diego, Pradeep initiated and led a comprehensive, all-inclusive stra-tegic planning process to unify the campus and define UC San Diego’s fu-ture. The initiative resulted in a strategic plan that outlines five overarching goals, four grand research themes, and 13 strategies to fulfill the university’s sharpened mission and vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.

An internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, Pradeep previ-ously served at Carnegie Mellon University as dean of the College of Engineer-ing and as Philip and Marsha Dowd professor of electrical and computer engineering.