Leadership & Administration
Erika D. Beck is President of California State University, Northridge.
The primary responsibility for university governance rests with the president, who is assisted in that duty by the Faculty Senate and members of the President’s Cabinet: the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President for University Relations and Advancement, the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, and the President’s Chief of Staff.
Mary Beth Walker is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Nearly all academic matters fall under the purview of the Provost.
Organized into nine colleges with more than 50 academic departments, the Academic Affairs Division also encompasses the University Library and nine central academic administrative offices: Academic Community Partnerships, Academic Resources and Planning, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Faculty Affairs, Graduate Studies, Institutional Research, Research and Sponsored Programs, Student Success, and Undergraduate Studies.
Administration and Finance
Colin Donahue is the Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, which encompasses a wide range of campus departments providing infrastructure and support for CSUN.
They include: Public Safety/Police Department, Athletics, Budget Planning and Management, Human Resources, Physical Plant Management, Campus Accounting and Auditing Services, Equity and Diversity, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Planning, Parking and Transportation Services, Systems and Technology, Collection and Controller’s Offices, Insurance and Risk Management and others.
Chief Diversity Officer
Natalie Mason-Kinsey serves as the Chief Diversity Officer at California State University Northridge.
In this role, she serves as the university’s executive level strategist responsible for guiding efforts and creating opportunities to define, assess and promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion and provides strategic oversight and direction to the Office of Equity and Diversity, which is responsible for promoting and implementing equity and diversity programs in support of a working and learning environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and for conducting investigations.
Chief of Staff
Dr. Genevieve Evans Taylor serves as the Chief of Staff to the University President.
As Chief of Staff, Dr. Evans Taylor researches key policy/program matters for use of the President and directs campus-wide projects and initiatives.
Ranjit A. Philip is the Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, leading the Information Technology (IT) division.
The Information Technology (IT) division is responsible for delivery of effective, secure, reliable technology infrastructure and technology services that enable, promote, and support CSUN students, faculty and staff to achieve their goals. IT is committed to offer leadership and support in the advancement of technology, working in a collaborative partnership with CSUN's schools, colleges, and administrative divisions.
Special Assistant to the President for Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Amanda Quintero serves as the Special Assistant to the President for Inclusive Excellence at California State University, Northridge.
In this role, she collaborates with faculty, staff and students across the University to accelerate an institutional strategy for fostering a sense of belonging, improving retention and closing equity gaps for all students and employees.
Amanda Quintero's Biography
William Watkins is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, a division responsible for advancing student learning.
The division has oversight of all issues involving student life at Northridge, among them records administration, student conduct and disciplinary procedures, student use of campus facilities, academic grievance and grade appeals.
Student Affairs’ departments include: Associated Students, Inc.; Career Center, Financial Aid & Scholarships, National Center of Deafness, Residential Life, Student Development & International Programs, Student Health Center, Student with Disabilities Resources, Student Outreach and Recruitment Center, Testing Center, University Counseling Services and the University Student Union.
University Relations and Advancement
Nichole Ipach is the Vice President for University Relations and Advancement and President of the CSUN Foundation, a division responsible for enhancing the university's reputation; building its financial resources; and expanding its influence through strategic communications and the engagement of internal and external stakeholders.
University Relations and Advancement comprises the offices of Development, Alumni Relations, Government and Community Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Special Events. It also includes the California State University, Northridge Foundation.