When President Dianne Harrison joined the CSUN community last year, she brought a new vision for the campus—and a commitment to academic technology. As an “early adopter” of technology, she understands the crucial role it plays in promoting student success.
Harrison first forayed into academic technology as a doctoral candidate, when she manually programmed Washington University’s giant computer center. She remembers how the machine would spit out cards with her data.
In 1999, Harrison taught her first online course in social work at Florida State University. Today, the CSUN president embraces new technology in both her work and personal life, keeping on top of her demanding job with an iPad and smartphone, as well as the latest software on her computer.