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.
Nazarian College Campaign Reaches $25 million Goal
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.
Help Make CSUN Shine Bright Topic 8: Diversity
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. (Now closed.)
President's 2016 Welcome Address Posted
President Harrison's 2016 Welcome Address, delivered on Thursday, August 26, is now posted. Also available at the page is a link to the video of the address, the program booklet, a downloadable copy of the address, and links to the slideshow and CSUN 2015-16 Year in Review video that played at the conclusion.
CSUN's Economic and Social Impact Report Released
CSUN Baseball Receives $1.5 Million Lead Gift
11,000 Invited to Walk at Commencement
Honorary Doctorates to be Conferred
Topic 7 Results: Dining Experience
The results to Topic 7 of Help Make CSUN Shine Bright is now available here. The report summarizes the feedback received, as well as actions already underway to address some of the comments submitted.
We are grateful that so many in the CSUN community continue to take the time to share insights and suggestions.
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Honored
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.
Chief Diversity Officer Appointment
Help Make CSUN Shine Bright Topic 7: Dining Experience
CSUN Receives Eddy Award
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.
CSUN Joins Initiative for Sustainability
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.
Meet President Harrison
Dianne F. Harrison assumes the presidency of California State University, Northridge. Read more