President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the President's Office website, which provides access to CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison's biography; her letters, speeches, and other communications; major university priorities and initiatives; and links to major organizational areas of the university. For the latest university news, visit CSUN Today.

2014 Convocation and Welcome Back Address Posted

2014 Freshman Convocation

August 26, 2014

Matador statue

President Dianne Harrison presides at the 2014 Freshman Convocation on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 6 p.m., on the Oviatt Library Lawn
. The keynote speaker will be Drew Magary, author of The Postmortal, the freshman common reading for 2014-15. The second annual Dianne Harrison Leadership Award also will be presented.

For more information, visit the Freshman Convocation website. Read more

Watch the 2014 Convocation Address

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

Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award

September 18, 2013

Investiture Key
On the occasion of Dr. Dianne F. Harrison's investiture as president of California State University, Northridge in spring 2012, the Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award was inaugurated. The first awards were announced at the 2013 Freshman Convocation, held on September 12, 2013.

For the full story about the first class of awardees, visit CSUN Today.

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Meet President Harrison

June 11, 2012

Dianne F. Harrison

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