University of California, San Diego

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SUBJECT: Naming of the School of Engineering I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Irwin Jacobs, CEO and Chairman of QUALCOMM Incorporated (San Diego), and Mrs. Joan Jacobs will provide $15 million in endowment support to our School of Engineering. We will publicly announce this gift today, and also announce that the School will be named The Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering in recognition of their generous support.
We congratulate Dean Robert Conn and the faculty and staff who participated in this gift process. This is a landmark event in the history of UCSD and our Engineering School. The Jacobs' gift is one of the largest ever received by UCSD, and The Jacobs School of Engineering is the first school to be named at UCSD.
Income from the gift will be used for a variety of purposes at the School of Engineering including: student fellowships and scholarships; pilot research start-ups; facilities and equipment; faculty recruitment; curricula development; and other initiatives.
From 1966 - 1971, Dr. Jacobs was a member of the UCSD faculty, and helped build programs in electrical and computer engineering. He and Mrs. Jacobs are long-time supporters of UCSD. Mrs. Jacobs serves on the UCSD Board of Overseers and is the co-founder and a past president of the Friends of the International Center. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the Council of Advisors to the School of Engineering and trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation. He also serves on the UC President's Engineering Advisory Council. QUALCOMM Incorporated is a member of the Corporate Affiliates Program of the School of Engineering and is a founding member of the School's Center for Wireless Communications.
A formal dedication ceremony to mark the naming is planned for the Spring.
Robert Dynes