David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Heather J. Briggs Creates Endowed Scholarship for Business Majors

Nazarian College alumna Heather J. Briggs ’98 (Accounting Theory and Practice) has created the Heather J. Briggs Scholarship Endowment to provide an annual scholarship award to a student in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. 

Heather is passionate about ensuring equitable access to higher education for everyone, which inspired her to create the endowed scholarship and support current and future students in the Nazarian College. 

“As I continue to learn about the racial and economic inequities in this country, I struggled to know what I could do to help, and the problem seemed far bigger than something one individual could solve” said Briggs. “After reading a quote from Cory Booker about not letting your inability to do everything undermine your determination to do something, it became increasingly clear to me that I could help in my immediate community by providing more attainable access to education to an underserved community. And what better place to do that than CSUN!”

About the Heather J. Briggs

Heather J. Briggs, ’98 (Accounting Theory and Practice) is an alumna of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Heather started her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young where she spent thirteen years assisting clients in the entertainment industry. She then spent 8 years as a Controller in the entertainment industry, moving into a CFO role at a joint venture between two major film studios in the Los Angeles area. 

Education has always been an important focus in Ms. Briggs’ family. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she has taught various courses from the time she was in high school through much of her career in finance. She has been an active member of the Nazarian College Advisory Board and the Department of Accounting Advisory Board.