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.