President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the President's Office website, which provides access to CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison's biography, speeches, letters, 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.

Ebola Preparation

October 22, 2014


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

President's Statement on Death of CSUN Student

October 20, 2014

Oviatt Library

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison has released a statement regarding the death of CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi. Read more

Topic 5: Student Success

2014 Convocation and Welcome Back Address Posted

Watch the 2014 Convocation Address

University Statement

August 20, 2014

Oviatt Library

The university has released a statement that provides an update on the investigation into the death of CSUN student Armando Villa and resulting university action to date. Read the full statement here. Read more

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

Meet President Harrison

June 11, 2012

Dianne F. Harrison

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