President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the home page for California State University, Northridge’s chief executive, President Dianne F. Harrison. The President’s Office website provides access to President Harrison's biography, speeches, messages to the campus community, and other communications; university planning goals and initiatives; and the major organizational areas of the university, including its divisions and colleges. Announcements, news and other items of interest related to the President are listed below. For the latest in other university-wide news and achievements, visit CSUN Today.

University Statement on Department Mural

April 1, 2016

Oviatt Library

The university has posted a statement in response to concerns that have been expressed about a mural in the Department of Chicano/a Studies at California State University, Northridge. 

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Chief Diversity Officer Appointment

March 15, 2016

Oviatt Library

President Harrison announced the appointment of CSUN's first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) following a nationwide search: Dr. Raji A. Rhys. Dr. Rhys begins her appointment April 18, 2016.

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CSUN Receives Eddy Award

November 17, 2015

Eddy Award 2015

On November 12, 2015, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) presented California State University, Northridge with a 2015 Eddy Award for Educational Leadership during a gala celebration at the Beverly Hilton.

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Message on the Paris Attacks

November 14, 2015

CSUN Seal

The following message was posted on the front page of the university website:

President Dianne F. Harrison has released a statement about the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris.

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CSUN Joins Initiative for Sustainability

October 7, 2015

Climate Commitment

On Oct. 5, California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison joined a group of 10 university presidents in signing a pact as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), working in conjunction with the nonprofit organization Second Nature.

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New Students Welcomed at Freshman Convocation

September 11, 2015

2015 Freshman Convocation

CSUN's entering class for the 2015-16 academic year was welcomed and encouraged to pursue academic excellence and success at the 2015 Freshman Convocation, held on the Oviatt Library Lawn, the site of commencement, on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Read the full story here.

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President's Fall Welcome Address Posted

August 20, 2015

2014 Convocation

The video and prepared text to the President's 2015 Annual Fall Welcome Address, delivered on Thursday, August 20, at 9 a.m., at the Valley Performing Arts Center, is now available.

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Admission Requirement Changes Proposed for Fall 2016

February 19, 2015

CSUN Seal

California State University, Northridge has announced proposed changes to the university's admission requirements to accommodate increasing demand and reduced state funding. Click here for the full message.

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