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.

Reaffirming our Commitment to Respect and Safety Post-Election

November 16, 2016

Photo from 2013 Convocation Address

President Harrison has issued a letter to the campus community reaffirming CSUN's commitment to respect and safety following the election. Read the full letter here.

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Nazarian College Campaign Reaches $25 million Goal

September 27, 2016

Photo of Dean Lord, President Harrison, Harvey Bookstein and Wife, David Nazarian and Wife

A $5 million gift from CSUN alumnus Harvey Bookstein and his wife, Harriet — both California State University, Northridge alumni and lifelong supporters of the university — has pushed CSUN over the top in a two-year campaign to raise $25 million for its college of business. Read the full story here.

 

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Help Make CSUN Shine Bright Topic 8: Diversity

September 14, 2016

Oviatt Library

President Harrison has just announced the Fall 2016 topic for the Help Make CSUN Shine Bright initiative: Diversity. To read her email announcing the topic, click here or visit the Help Make CSUN Shine Bright website for more information and to submit a response. The survey will be available through October 7, 2016. (NOTE: The webform for this topic has been re-opened through November 4, 2016.)

 

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President's 2016 Welcome Address Posted

CSUN's Economic and Social Impact Report Released

July 18, 2016

CSUN's Oviatt Library Stairs

A new economic and social impact study has found that California State University, Northridge generates $1.9 billion generated annually through spending and labor income and has led to the creation of more than 11,700 jobs. Read more

CSUN Baseball Receives $1.5 Million Lead Gift

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Honored

April 18, 2016

2016 DAA recipients

The three recipients of California State University, Northridge's Distinguished Alumni Awards—opera singer and educator Shigemi Matsumoto, urban developer and philanthropist James Ring, and financial industry leader and social justice advocate Robert D. Taylor—were honored on April 16 at  the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Click here to read the full story.

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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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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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Meet President Harrison

June 11, 2012

Dianne F. Harrison

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