University Advancement

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University Advancement

Our Mission

The mission of University Advancement at Cal State Northridge is to enhance the University's reputation, help build and strengthen its financial resources, and expand its network and influence through strategic communications and the engagement of internal and external stakeholders.


Ryan Holbrook (far left), head of the entrepreneurship program in the Nazarian College, and business leader and CSUN alumnus Jeff Marine (far right) present members of the Vibe Probiotics team — from left, Abed Rahman, Erika Elizalde and Katie Teevin — with a check for $25,000. Photo by Luis Garcia.A New Way to Consume Probiotics Took Top Prize in CSUN’s Inaugural Bull Ring

A proposal for a new a way of delivering a healthy mix of probiotics and electrolytes while at the same time battling malnutrition and dehydration in children around the world took the top prize Tuesday, April 26, at California State University, Northridge’s “Bull Ring” — CSUN’s version of “Shark Tank.” Continue reading about the bull ring.

Photo of John DebneyAcclaimed Hollywood Composer to Join CSUN Students for Special Performance

Acclaimed Hollywood composer John Debney, who wrote the music for such films as the recently released “The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man 2” and “The Passion of the Christ,” will join California State University, Northridge students and graduates in a special performance at the university on Thursday, May 12. Continue reading about John Debney.

CSUN biology professor MariaElena Zavala, seen here working with students, has been named the first Latina Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists. Photo by David Hawkins.CSUN Prof Named First Latina Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists

California State University, Northridge biology professor MariaElena Zavala has been named the first Latina Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Continue reading about MariaElena Zavala.

CSUN Department of Africana Studies faculty at the 2015 National Council for Black Studies conference in Los Angeles. From left: David Horne, professor of Africana studies at CSUN; Karin Stanford, CSUN professor of Africana studies and member of NCBS board of directors; Congresswoman Karen Bass, D- California; Georgene Bess Montgomery, president of NCBS; and Melina Abdullah, professor and chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Photo provided by the CSUN Department of Africana Studies.CSUN’s Africana Studies Honored with National Award for its Contributions to the Discipline

The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) recently honored California State University, Northridge’s Department of Africana Studies with its Sankore Institutional Award for outstanding contributions to the development of Africana studies. The award was presented in March at the organization’s 40th annual conference in North Carolina. Continue reading about Africana Studies.

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