Influencers | episode 426

Chancellor of the University of California San Diego Pradeep Khosla

Pradeep Khosla is the eighth Chancellor of the University of California San Diego, a public university with nearly 40,000 students and revenues of roughly $5.5 billion. Since becoming Chancellor in 2012, Pradeep has rolled out the first-ever strategic plan for the university. Further, Pradeep has worked to expand college access and affordability for underserved populations and enhanced the university’s relationship with the community. Prior to joining UCSD, Pradeep was Dean of the College of Engineering and Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. December 30, 2019

426: UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla details the strategic plan he has led. While he cites that he found a great university when he arrived, he knew it was destined for greater things and he set out to create a vision to realize that goal. We also discuss how the University of California System schools interact and share best practices, why Pradeep preferred an 8-word strategic plan over a longer form plan, why he misses being a professor, among other topics.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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