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Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

Offices of the Chancellor and Provost

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University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA 95616

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Chancellor Katehi: 2020 Initiative Highlights (9.21.11)

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Implementation Plan Year 1 (8/12/13) 

Joint Report of the 2020 Task Forces (11/1/12)

The 2020 Initiative: Work Plan (11/30/11)

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The 2020 Initiative: A Path to Academic Excellence and Economic Opportunity

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has initiated a campus conversation about how to sustain and enhance excellence at UC Davis, building on existing strengths and resources to become a more active partner with the state in supporting higher education. The campus is now considering the prospect of a new future that will include expanding educational opportunities to an increased number of California, national and international students. More about the 2020 Initiative. (PDF)

2020 Initiative to move forward

The University of California, Davis, will move forward with its “2020 Initiative,” an ambitious plan to build on the institution’s excellence, create a more diverse community of scholars, and achieve financial stability, campus leaders announced today. 

The decision, reached after 16 months of extensive study and consultation with campus and regional stakeholders, puts the university on a path toward adding up to 5,000 new students by 2020, along with corresponding increases in graduate students, faculty, staff and facilities. 

After this broadly consultative process, we are ready to get to work,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “The 2020 Initiative is a bold but measured path forward for our university, one that will take UC Davis to a level of excellence beyond that achievable with current levels of investment from the state, while sustaining access for deserving California students.”

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Chancellor's message to campus community regarding the 2020 Initiative (3.7.13)

New 2020 task forces report offers recommendations for campus growth (Dateline, 11.2.12)

Work continues over summer on 2020 Initiative (UC Davis News Service, 6.28.12)

2020 INITIATIVE: Task forces ready to start work in January (Dateline, 12.16.11)

First meeting of the Provost's Task Forces for the 2020 Initiative (YouTube video, 12.12.11)

Chancellor announces plan to grow enrollment, jobs (UC Davis News Service, 9.21.11)

Defining our future: A Path to Academic Excellence and Economic Opportunity (Chancellor Katehi's 2011-12 Convocation address)

In the news

2020 Initiative begins work in committees (The California Aggie, 1.25.12)

Chinese are now the largest group of foreign students at UC Davis (Sacramento Bee, 11.7.11)

Editorial: Taking control of destiny (Sacramento Business Journal, 10.14.11)

UC Davis’ growth will be good for Davis (Davis Enterprise, 9.23.11)

Editorial: Will bigger mean better as UC Davis grows? (Sacramento Bee, 9.23.11)

UC Davis wants bigger foreign-student population (Sacramento Business Journal, 9.23.11)

UC Davis chancellor unveils revenue plan with more nonresident students (Sacramento Bee, 9.22.11)

Davis leaders support UCD plan for growth (Davis Enterprise, 9.21.11)

UC Davis plans growth spurt despite cuts (Sacramento Business Journal, 9.21.11)

Budget cuts, tuition hikes jeopardize quality of higher education in California (PBS NewsHour, 8.19.11)

Divine & conquer: Chancellor Katehi’s plan for prosperity (Comstock's Magazine, 8.1.11)