President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the President's Office website, which provides access to CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison's biography, speeches, letters, and other communications; major university priorities and initiatives; and major organizational areas of the university. Announcements, news and other items of interest related to the President are listed below. For the latest in other university news and achievements, visit CSUN Today.

A.S. Hosts Student Success Fee Open Forum

September 15, 2014


On September 22, 2014, Associated Students (A.S.) will host an open forum being held by the California State University Trustee Work Group On Student Success Fees. The open forum will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ferman Presentation Room in the lower level of the Oviatt Library.

More details about the meeting are available in the message sent by A.S. President Tiffany Zaich. Read more

Report on Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Incident

September 5, 2014


A statement from President Harrison reporting on the findings and outcome of the university's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of CSUN student Armando Villa is now available and may be read here. Read more

2014 Convocation and Welcome Back Address Posted

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University Statement

August 20, 2014


The university has released a statement that provides an update on the investigation into the death of CSUN student Armando Villa and resulting university action to date. Read the full statement here. Read more

Topic 4 Results: Sustainability

Topic 2 Update: CSUN Pride, Spirit, and Reputation

May 7, 2014

CSUN Shine logo

In spring 2013, the campus community responded to the question: “Using ‘CSUN Shine’ as a springboard, what can we do to grow pride and school spirit and further enhance the university’s reputation?” Read more

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

March 26, 2014

David Nazarian

On March 26, California State University, Northridge’s College of Business and Economics announced that Mr. David Nazarian ’82 has pledged to help lead a $25 million fundraising drive and launched that effort with a $10 million cash gift. In recognition of his gift and pledge of continued support, CSUN has re-named the College of Business and Economics for Mr. Nazarian. Read more

Topic 4: Sustainability

Topic 3 Update: Becoming a Smoke-Free Campus

February 7, 2014

Photo of CSUN campus

Last November, we reported on the feedback results of Topic 3 of the Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter initiative on whether CSUN should be a smoke-free campus. We are pleased to share this further update on this issue. Read more

Topic 1 Update: Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Initiative

February 7, 2014

CSUN Shine logo

The debut topic of the Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter initiative last year focused on pedestrian and vehicular traffic on campus and the projects and actions undertaken as a result of the feedback and comments submitted. We are now pleased to share the following new updates on the continued work in response to this topic. Read more

Meet President Harrison

June 11, 2012

Dianne F. Harrison

Dianne F. Harrison assumes the presidency of California State University, Northridge. Read more