Leadership at
Scripps Oceanography

Margaret Leinen

Margaret Leinen is the director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, vice chancellor for marine sciences at UC San Diego, and dean of the School of Marine Sciences. She is an award-winning oceanographer and an accomplished executive with extensive national and international leadership experience.

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Senior Leadership

The staff members overseeing day-to-day operations and supporting the goals of the director and the institution.

Director's Council

A high-level group of nationally and internationally prominent individuals who provide advice, assistance, and support to Scripps Institution of Oceanography and its director.

UC San Diego


Learn more about UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and the role of the Chancellor's office at UC San Diego.

Office of the Chancellor

Strategic Plan

UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan was created to ensure sustainable excellence and to enable us to further engage our campus and community members, alumni, and supporters. Learn more about those solutions here.

Strategic Plan Portal

Understanding and Protecting the Planet

One of the university’s four grand research themes, this initiative aims to explain and communicate environmental change, engineer economically viable solutions that will enhance the resilience of society, and recommend necessary policy changes and assess the economic impact

Our Research Themes