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Message from the Chair


I’m honored to serve UC San Diego as the newest chair of Chancellor’s Associates because I believe education, and higher education in particular, is the great leveler for people of all backgrounds. It provides unparalleled opportunities during this critical stage of life for social mobility and personal development and drives societal change that benefit us all. 

Many of our scholars are the first in their families to pursue a university education. The Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program is unique in that it not only provides financial support for scholars to attend UC San Diego, it also provides resources that equip each scholar with the tools to flourish. Without the financial burden of tuition and student loans, they can pursue opportunities like internships, leadership roles in student organizations, and research positions that are available on campus.

Long term, the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program provides the essential skills for these scholars to succeed in their professional lives and chosen careers alongside a network of peers and more than 225,000 UC San Diego alumni. 

I’m proud of the work we’re doing to empower these scholars and contribute to thriving communities across San Diego County and throughout California.

Thank you for your commitment to educational equity and social change. We couldn’t do this important work without you.


David E. Buccigrossi ’79, MD ’84
Chair, Chancellor’s Associates


Chancellor's Associates Chairs Emeriti 

Jerrilyn Malana '86 2020-2022
Sandy Timmons '81  2017-2020
Linda Masters 2015–2017
Nadine Corrigan ’78 2013–2015
Wayne Dernetz 2011–2013
Mitchell and Deborah Friedlaender, M.P.I.A. ’90 2008–2011
Sheldon Engelhorn '72 2006–2008
Alex Butterfield 2005–2006
Steve Schreiner '80 2004–2005
Richard Hertzberg 2001–2004
Darlene Shiley 1999–2001
Harold Agnew 1997–1999
William Beamer 1995–1997
Buzz Woolley, Jr. 1993–1995
Dixie Unruh 1991–1993
Murray Galinson 1988–1991
Dean Dunphy 1986–1988
George Gildred 1984–1986
Clayton Brace 1982–1984
Lawrence Cox 1979–1982
Walter Zable 1977–1979
Frank Hope, Jr. 1969–1977