Certain systems have certain incentives. It is fairly indisputable that the background of those leading an institution somewhat influences decision making. The general methodology engaged in when trying to reach an outcome can impact the outcome itself. The path which one chooses is oftentimes more dictated by preconcieved notions of what ought be than what actually is.
At UCSD, a school which has chosen to identify as unconventional, much of what those who are engaged in its student experience identify to be wrong is that the school isn’t adequately conventional But if the leadership wants to believe the lack of conventionality is truly the school identity while appeasing other elements with face value to support for traditional student experience initiatives, the dissonance bewteen the two is likely to lead to a substantial divide.