To CSUN Faculty and Staff,
We are quickly approaching the most celebratory time of the academic year — commencement week. For the nearly 10,000 students who make up the CSUN Class of 2014, the walk across the stage marks the culmination of years of hard work and determination. Preparations are underway throughout campus to make this year's Honors Convocation and commencement ceremonies memories to be cherished by our graduating students, their families and their friends.
Every CSUN staff and faculty member plays a role in the success of our students. It is what we are about. Our work — individually and collectively — supports CSUN students as they progress toward the goal of graduation. I invite you to let this year's graduates know that we all take pride in their accomplishments.
To offer our well wishes and mark this important occasion, a congratulatory banner from staff and faculty will be prominently displayed on the quad during graduation week. Please sign the banner and share your special notes and wishes. The banner will be available for signing in the Colleagues Room on the second floor of the Sierra Center, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 13-15. I hope you will stop by. Let's fill the banner with good wishes for our graduates!
Let me also take this opportunity to thank each of you for your hard work and contributions this past academic year. It has been a time of great accomplishment, which would not have been possible without the focus, talent and commitment of CSUN's faculty and staff. I hope each of you have an opportunity to enjoy the summer with family and friends!
I hope you will also take a moment to note that the President's annual convocation address to kick off the next academic year is scheduled for Thursday, August 21, at the Valley Performing Arts Center. I look forward to seeing you there after a restful summer to celebrate the start of 2014-15.
Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge