100 Day Listening Tour Report

  • 100 Day Listening Tour Report: President Erika D. Beck



  • OCTOBER 29  CSU Board appoints Erika D. Beck, Ph.D. to serve as CSUN president
  • NOVEMBER 12  CSUN President-select Beck in livestreamed conversation with alumnus and CNBC Anchor-At-Large Bill Griffeth ’80 (Journalism), Hon.D. ’17


  • JANUARY 11  First day as President!
  • JANUARY 13  First decision – Open COVID-19 vaccination site on campus
  • JANUARY 14  First Faculty Retreat
  • JANUARY 18  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • JANUARY 19  CSUN opens large-scale LA County COVID-19 vaccination site
  • JANUARY 20  Joseph Biden Jr. inaugurated as 46th President of the United States (Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and her husband, CSUN alumnus Douglas Emhoff, two Californians and friends of the university, go to the White House.)
  • JANUARY 25  Spring 2021 semester starts
  • FEBRUARY 14  Valentine's Day – President Beck’s favorite holiday
  • FEBRUARY 15  Meets with hundreds of Matadors in a virtual forum, “An Afternoon with President Beck,” hosted by Associated Students
  • FEBRUARY 18  First Faculty Senate Meeting
  • FEBRUARY 26  Africana Studies hosts a conversation with renowned Black intellectual, Dr. Cornel West
  • FEBRUARY 27  CSUN hosts a Year of the Ox Chinese New Year Celebration
  • FEBRUARY 28  CSU Super Sunday, an annual faith-based event championing the importance of college preparation
  • MARCH 2  Excelencia in Education California State Briefing with U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, Chancellor Joseph I. Castro and other leaders
  • MARCH 5  CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
  • MARCH 18  CSUN takes a stand against violence against Asian Americans
  • MARCH 19  President Beck joins a showcase of powerful and influential women across myriad fields at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association’s (VICA) “Extraordinary Women in Leadership” event, presented in partnership with CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
  • MARCH 31  César Chávez Day
  • APRIL 15  CSUN recognized as LGBTQ+ and Military Friendly Campus
  • APRIL 21  President Beck joins U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and other higher-education leaders at Excelencia in Education’s “National Briefing on 25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Accelerating Latino Student Success”
  • APRIL 21  Message to campus on the verdict on the death of George Floyd
  • APRIL 24  Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
  • MAY 6  Los Angeles County in Yellow Tier of pandemic
  • MAY 11  CSUN President Beck introduces the best-selling author and distinguished professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at Los Angeles Times Virtual Ideas Exchange
  • MAY 14  CSUN HSI Equity Hub Announced in Governor Newsom’s revised budget
  • MAY 15  CSUN Virtual Commencement celebrating the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021