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Caifornia State University, Northridge
David Nazarian

CSUN Announces the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Today is a historic day for the university. On Wednesday, March 26, the CSU Board of Trustees approved naming our College of Business and Economics after Mr. David Nazarian in recognition of his commitment to lead a transformative $25 million fundraising drive for the college, launched with his personal gift of $10 million. Mr. Nazarian earned his baccalaureate degree in business from CSUN in 1982. The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics will focus the new funding on expanding its resources and providing its students, faculty, staff and alumni with access to an array of innovative educational programs and experiences.

Mr. Nazarian is an industry-leading businessman and philanthropist whose integrity and vision are second to none. We are so proud of his accomplishments and impact both on our city and our region. CSUN is a front-runner in educating future leaders of business and industry, and this unprecedented gift allows us to advance our programs and services to transform the business environment on a local and global scale.

This gift and the ensuing campaign to raise an additional $15 million are more critical and impactful than ever before. Finding new funding sources safeguards access and quality education for our students. That is why we continue to pursue alternative revenue streams thoughtfully and strategically. I am truly grateful for Mr. Nazarian’s generosity and his commitment to improving lives through education. I also want to thank the hard work of Vice President for University Advancement Robert Gunsalus, Dean Ken Lord and so many others who helped CSUN realize this gift.

Learn more about Mr. Nazarian, the gift and the $15 million fundraising initiative that begins today.


Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge

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