Letter From the Vice Chancellor
for External and Business Affairs
and President, UC San Diego Foundation Board

I am happy to present the UC San Diego Annual Financial Report for 2009–10, which coincides with the 50th Anniversary of this institution. In addition to tracing the major highlights and accomplishments of the past year, this report touches on the institution’s entrepreneurial heritage, its ambitious plans for the future, and its major and growing institutional strengths. These include health sciences research and patient care, sustainable solutions for a healthy planet, and the shaping of international alliances and public policy.

Diversifying our sources of revenue continues to be an important strategy to maintain our standards of excellence and accessibility in lean and prosperous times. Despite the global economic slowdown, our extramural funding reached and exceeded the $1 billion mark in 2009–10—underscoring our success in capitalizing on alternate funding sources. We remain committed to a bold vision for the future of this campus and invite you to celebrate with us as we look forward to the next half-century at UC San Diego. Our fundamental mission remains unchanged: scholarship and research that prepare future leaders and push the boundaries of innovation, and exemplary service to the community.

I hope you enjoy this year’s report.

Sincerely,


Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor for External and Business Affairs
and President, UC San Diego Foundation Board