Engineering dean chosen to be UC San Diego leader

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The
president of the University of California has chosen Carnegie Mellon
University's engineering school dean to be the next chancellor of UC San
Diego.

UC President Mark Yudof
said Thursday that Pradeep Khosla is his choice to succeed Chancellor
Marye Anne Fox, who is stepping down on Aug. 1.

Khosla is currently dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering in Pittsburgh.

The UC Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on Khosla's appointment at its May 16 meeting.

Yudof says Khosla's
accomplishments as a researcher, educator and administrator made him the
top candidate after an international search.

Born in India, Khosla was
raised in Bombay and attended the Indian Institute of Technology before
earning a master's degree and doctorate in electrical and computer
engineering at Carnegie Mellon.

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