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; 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.

President Harrison Attends White House Summit

December 4, 2014

Dr. Dianne F. Harrison

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison joined President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden — along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders, including CSU Chancellor Timothy White — to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. Read more

CSUN Researchers Honored

November 12, 2014

Oviatt Library

President Dianne F. Harrison saluted approximately 150 faculty and staff researchers at the third annual Principal Investigators Recognition Celebration on Oct. 23, 2014. Encouraging faculty and staff to continue their efforts, President Harrison applauded those principal investigators, the lead researcher on a funded project, who raise millions of dollars for research.  Read more

CSUN Awarded $21.8 million NIH Grant

October 28, 2014

Commencement image

CSUN has received a $21.8 million grant — the largest single grant the university has ever received — from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund BUILD@CSUN, an ambitious collaborative initiative to change the way traditionally underrepresented minority students are mentored and trained as they set off on a career path as biomedical researchers.  Read more

Ebola Preparation

October 22, 2014

CSUN Seal

President Harrison has shared a message from the director of CSUN’s Klotz Student Health Center, Dr. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, regarding the measures the university is taking to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. Read more

National STEM Leaders Brainstorm for Student Success

October 22, 2014

CSUN STEM Conference

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and California State University, Northridge, with support from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, co-hosted a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Workshop at CSUN. CSUN President Dianne Harrison provided greetings and delivered plenary remarks. Read more

Topic 5: Student Success

2014 Convocation and Welcome Back Address Posted

Watch the 2014 Convocation Address

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