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Welcome from Vice Chancellor Juan C. González

Welcome Students, Faculty, Staff, and Families to Student Affairs:

Juan C. González, Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs, UC San DiegoStudent Affairs is responsible for the well-being and success of students in and outside of the classroom. We work in collaboration with faculty colleagues to ensure students admitted to UC San Diego succeed and graduate with the skills, knowledge and resilience to pursue their life-long dreams.

I am extremely fortunate to work with some of the strongest and brightest Student Affairs professionals in the country. Student Affairs is made up of 400 professional staff and 2,400 student employees who work diligently to provide critical services and support to our undergraduate and graduate students – a total population over 33,000 students.

In Student Affairs we work to develop every student to lead, innovate, solve problems and contribute to the betterment of the world. We also have a strong commitment to accountability and excellence. Each program and service is assessed and evaluated to ensure that we are providing services that our students need and contribute to their ultimate goal of success.

From the athletic and recreation fields, to learning communities, to international trips and local community service, to front-line services, our staff is working for our students. We are a student-centered, data-driven, decision-making organization that strives for the very best.

Please contact us to learn more about the Student Affairs division and opportunities for collaboration.

Juan C. González
Vice Chancellor–Student Affairs
Summer 2016

About Vice Chancellor González

Juan C. González serves as the Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs at UC San Diego. His responsibilities include the development, assessment and improvement of services that meet and support the needs of students and the university’s mission.

He supports UC San Diego’s vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university by overseeing a wide range of student services and programs. These services encompass academic enrichment, admissions and enrollment services, athletics, international education, residential life, research opportunities and more.

In addition, his responsibilities include creating a student experience that fosters the intellectual, social, ethical and personal development of students, preparing them to become engaged and constructive members of a diverse, dynamic and global society.

González has served as vice president for Student Affairs at a number of prestigious universities over a 22-year period; most recently, he held the position at the University of Texas at Austin, which has a student population of more than 50,000. Prior to that, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Arizona State University; Georgetown University; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and California State University, San Bernardino.

González received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his master’s degree in Bilingual-Bicultural Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his bachelor’s degree in Latin-American Studies from Texas Tech University.