The San Diego Business Journal will honor Mary Walshok with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2022 Business Women of the Year celebration on Nov. 15.
The event recognizes dynamic San Diego women business leaders who have contributed significantly to local workplaces and communities.
Walshok, the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVP) for Public Programs (ret.) at the University of California San Diego, recently concluded a 50-year career at UCSD, where she began as a research sociologist.
She went on to serve as Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Division of Extended Studies for four decades. During her tenure overseeing continuing education and public programming, enrollments grew to 100,000 annually.
Walshok was also the co-founder of CONNECT and spearheaded the creation of UC-TV, which today has more than a million YouTube subscribers. She also recently lead the development of UC San Diego Park & Market, a 66,000-square-foot building located on the Blue Line trolley in downtown San Diego.