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 Participates in National Plenary Panel
February 24, 2015
In January 2015, President Harrison participated in a plenary discussion of higher education leaders from across the nation at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) centennial symposium in Washington, D.C. The session, entitled “Mobilizing Bold Leadership for America’s Global Future,” focused on how leaders in philanthropy, policy and education can make the quality of students’ college learning a national priority and a shared achievement. Click here to read the full story.
Admission Requirement Changes Proposed for Fall 2016
February 19, 2015
myCSUNtablet Honored with Apple Award
January 28, 2015
At the California State University Board of Trustees meeting on January 27, 2015, Apple named CSUN's myCSUNtablet initiative an Apple Distinguished Program for demonstrating visionary leadership, innovative teaching and learning, ongoing professional learning, and a flexible learning environment. President Dianne Harrison accepted the award on behalf of the university from Apple's National Higher Education Development Manager Anne VanMiddlesworth, who attended the meeting.
CSUN Professor Receives CSU Award
January 27, 2015
CSUN Cinema and Television Arts Professor Nate Thomas was selected by the Board of Trustees of the California State University as one of five recipients of the Wang Family Excellence Award, one of the 23-campus system's highest honors, in the category of Visual and Performing Arts and Letters. Professor Thomas and the other recipients were honored by the Board on January 27, 2015. Read more
2015 Faculty Retreat Address Posted
January 12, 2015
President Harrison Attends White House Summit
December 4, 2014
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
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
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
Topic 5: Student Success
September 30, 2014
2014 Convocation and Welcome Back Address Posted
August 29, 2014
Watch the 2014 Convocation Address
August 22, 2014
A close-captioned video of President Dianne F. Harrison's 2014 Convocation and Welcome Back Address, delivered on Thursday, August 21, 2014, is available for viewing. The full text of her prepared remarks will be posted and available for download shortly.