President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the President's Office website, which provides access to CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison's biography; her letters, speeches, and other communications; major university priorities and initiatives; and links to major organizational areas of the university. For the latest university news, visit CSUN Today.

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

CSUN Shine Distinctions Brochure Updated

Topic 4: Sustainability

Topic 3 Update: Becoming a Smoke-Free Campus

February 7, 2014

Photo of CSUN campus

Last November, we reported on the feedback results of Topic 3 of the Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter initiative on whether CSUN should be a smoke-free campus. We are pleased to share this further update on this issue. Read more

Topic 1 Update: Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Initiative

February 7, 2014

CSUN Shine logo

The debut topic of the Help Make CSUN Shine Brighter initiative last year focused on pedestrian and vehicular traffic on campus and the projects and actions undertaken as a result of the feedback and comments submitted. We are now pleased to share the following new updates on the continued work in response to this topic. Read more

Statement on Academic Boycott

January 7, 2014

Valley Performing Arts Center
President Harrison has issued a statement on the issue of academic boycotts. Read more

Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award

September 18, 2013

Investiture Key
On the occasion of Dr. Dianne F. Harrison's investiture as president of California State University, Northridge in spring 2012, the Dianne F. Harrison Leadership Award was inaugurated. The first awards were announced at the 2013 Freshman Convocation, held on September 12, 2013.

For the full story about the first class of awardees, visit CSUN Today.

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CSU Chancellor White Visits CSUN

September 13, 2013

Photo of Chancellor Timothy P. White
Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor of the California State University, formally visited CSUN on Monday, September 9, 2013, as part of his statewide tour of the 23-campus CSU system.

For details and a photo gallery of Chancellor White's visit, click here.

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President's Second Convocation Address

August 22, 2013

Photo from 2013 Convocation Address

President Dianne F. Harrison delivered her second Convocation address to the campus community on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The video and prepared text of President Harrison's address are now availableRead more

CSUN Shine: Selected Distinctions and Recognitions

February 20, 2013


A new tri-fold brochure highlighting selected distinctions and recognitions about CSUN is now available.
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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