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.

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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Message on the Paris Attacks

November 14, 2015


The following message was posted on the front page of the university website:

President Dianne F. Harrison has released a statement about the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris.

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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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President's Three-Year Review Completed

September 24, 2015

Dr. Dianne F. Harrison

California State University Chancellor Timothy White has sent a letter to faculty, staff, students, and community about the completion of CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison’s three-year review, which was initiated last year. Taking into account feedback from a variety of stakeholders, Chancellor White and the CSU Board of Trustees “are fully confident in the promising future of California State University, Northridge under President Harrison’s leadership.” Read the full letter here.

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Founders' Day Celebration

September 21, 2015

Founders Day 2015

Seven faculty members and 43 members of CSUN’s Class of ’65 — a perfect 50 — were inducted into CSUN’s 50-Year Club at the annual Founders’ Day celebration on September 19, 2015, which brings together alumni and members of the CSUN community.

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New Students Welcomed at Freshman Convocation

September 11, 2015

2015 Freshman Convocation

CSUN's entering class for the 2015-16 academic year was welcomed and encouraged to pursue academic excellence and success at the 2015 Freshman Convocation, held on the Oviatt Library Lawn, the site of commencement, on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Read the full story here.

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President's Fall Welcome Address Posted

August 20, 2015

2014 Convocation

The video and prepared text to the President's 2015 Annual Fall Welcome Address, delivered on Thursday, August 20, at 9 a.m., at the Valley Performing Arts Center, is now available.

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CSUN to be Smoke-Free Beginning Fall 2015

March 18, 2015

Photo of CSUN campus

In a message to the CSUN community, President Harrison announced plans for the university to become smoke-free and tobacco-free beginning Fall 2015. Click here for the full message.

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President Harrison Participates in National Plenary Panel

February 24, 2015

AAC&U Conference

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.

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Admission Requirement Changes Proposed for Fall 2016

February 19, 2015


California State University, Northridge has announced proposed changes to the university's admission requirements to accommodate increasing demand and reduced state funding. Click here for the full message.

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