Dianne F. Harrison is President of California State University, Northridge.
The primary responsibility for university governance rests with the president, who is assisted in that duty by the Faculty Senate and members of the President’s Cabinet: the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Vice President of University Advancement, the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, the University Corporation Executive Director, and the President’s Chief of Staff.
Yi Li is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Nearly all academic matters fall under the purview of the Provost.
Organized into nine colleges with more than 50 academic departments, the Academic Affairs Division also encompasses the University Library and six central administrative offices: Educational Opportunity Program, Academic Resources and Planning, Faculty Affairs, Research and Graduate Studies, Institutional Research, and Undergraduate Studies.
William Watkins is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, a division responsible for advancing student learning. The division has oversight of all issues involving student life at Northridge, among them records administration, student conduct and disciplinary procedures, student use of campus facilities, academic grievance and grade appeals.
Student Affairs’ departments include: Associated Students, Inc.; Career Center, Financial Aid & Scholarships, National Center of Deafness, Residential Life, Student Development & International Programs, Student Health Center, Student with Disabilities Resources, Student Outreach and Recruitment Center, Testing Center, University Counseling Services and the University Student Union.
Administration and Finance
Colin Donahue is the Vice President for Administration and Finance, which encompasses a wide range of campus departments providing infrastructure and support for CSUN.
They include: Public Safety/Police Department, Athletics, Budget Planning and Management, Human Resources, Physical Plant Management, Campus Accounting and Auditing Services, Equity and Diversity, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Planning, Parking and Transportation Services, Systems and Technology, Collection and Controller’s Offices, Insurance and Risk Management and others.
Hilary Baker is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, heading up the Information Technology (IT) division.
The Information Technology (IT) division is responsible for delivery of effective, secure, reliable technology infrastructure and technology services that enable, promote, and support CSUN students, faculty and staff to achieve their goals. IT is committed to offer leadership and support in the advancement of technology, working in a collaborative partnership with CSUN's schools, colleges, and administrative divisions.
Robert Gunsalus is the Vice President for University Advancement, a division responsible for enhancing the university's reputation; building its financial resources; and expanding its influence through strategic communications and the engagement of internal and external stakeholders.
University Advancement comprises the offices of Development, Alumni Relations, Government and Community Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Special Events. It also includes the California State University, Northridge Foundation.