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New Administrator Orientation

Congratulations on your new management role at CSUN! 

New Administrator Orientation is designed to connect you with senior campus leaders, provide you with overview information on all of our campus priorities, and to help you form a connection to - and have a better understanding of critical matters outside your unit and division.  This orientation is part of CSUN's Matador Management and Leadership Program and is reserved for managers and senior administrators.  This orientation is in addition to New Employee Welcome Orientation to which all new staff are invited.

Addressing each of the priorities individually, you will leave the orientation with a stronger understanding of the culture of CSUN and how you and your team each play an important part in the success of all of the priorities. The orientation will also provide insight on many of our operational matters at CSUN, everything from the in range progression process for staff, to budget and information security. Seasoned administrators are encouraged to enroll and see what is new at CSUN.

If you have not yet attended New Administrator Orientation and are interested in attending or have additional questions, please visit:, or contact Frank Stranzl at  .

Below you will find resources from New Administrator Orientation that are applicable in your new role.  

President's Cabinet & Campus Divisions

Campus Divisions

Academic Affairs

The Division of Academic Affairs is one of the largest units within the University and is under the guidance and leadership of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (the chief academic officer). All matters pertaining to the academic world of students and faculty-- programmatic and procedural -- fall under the Provost's purview. This Division is organized into colleges, with over fifty discipline-related departments, the University Library, academic support units, and central academic administrative offices. The Division also encompasses six central academic administrative offices: Academic Resources and Planning, EOP/Educational Opportunity Program, Faculty Affairs, Research and Graduate Studies, Institutional Research, and Undergraduate Studies. Additionally, the following are major function and academic support areas within the Division: Admissions and Records, Articulation, Accreditation, Academic Advising, the Learning Resource Center, Research Centers and Institutes, CELT/Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the Center for Community Service Learning, University Assessment, the University Honors Program, and the University Catalog.

Administration & Finance

The Division of Administration and Finance provides essential services to students, faculty, staff and the external community in university fiscal operations, in building, grounds and road construction and maintenance, in police services, risk management, intercollegiate athletics, and human resource administration.

Information Technology

The IT division is responsible for the delivery of effective, secure, reliable technology infrastructure and technology services that enable, promote, and support 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.

Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is made up of dedicated staff and student workers who are committed to providing quality support that enables student success. Under the guidance of the Office of the Vice President, each department in the Division of Student Affairs offers support services crucial to student success.

University Advancement

The Division of University Advancement is to elevate CSUN’s reputation, help build and strengthen its financial resources, and to expand its network and influence through strategic communications and internal and external stakeholder engagement.

CSUN Mission & Campus Priorities

Academic Colleges

David Nazarian College of Business & Economics
Chandra Subramaniam, Dean
Paul Lazarony, Associate Dean
Cathleen Fager, Manager of Academic Resources

Michael D. Eisner College of Education
Shari Tarver-Behring, Interim Dean
Chrisstine Hayashi, Associate Dean
Fred Moreno, Manager of Academic Resources

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, & Communication
Dan Hosken, Dean
Vacant, Associate Dean
Natali Papazyan, Manager of Academic Resources

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Hamid Johari, Dean
Robert Ryan, Associate Dean
Magda Azouz, Manager of Academic Resources

Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning
Joyce Feucht-Haviar, Dean
John Binkley, Associate Dean
Karen Pak, Executive Director of Business Operations & Finance & IEP

College of Health & Human Development
Farrell Webb, Dean
Dimitri Tamalis, Associate Dean
Callie Juarez, Manager of Academic Resources

College of Humanities
Elizabeth Say, Dean
Sheena Malhotra, Associate Dean
Elizabeth Whirledge, Manager of Academic Resources

College of Science & Mathematics
Jerry Stinner, Dean
Vacant, Associate Dean
Vacant, Manager of Academic Resources

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Yan Searcy, Dean
Matthew Cahn, Associate Dean
Pamela Simon, Manager of Academic Resources

University Library
Mark Stover, Dean
Katherine Dabbour, Associate Dean
Laura Clary, Manager of Academic Resources

CSU - Chancellor's Office

Payroll & Academic Calendar

Payroll is responsible for providing accurate and timely payment for all employees of the University based on documentation provided by Departments relative to hours, absences and employee status. Payroll also maintains and monitors employee leave credit records and Excess Plus/Minus balances; processes deductions and tax with-holdings; and notifies employees of accounts receivable in the event of an over-payment. Below are resources to help you:

Professional & Personal Development Calendars

We've partnered with faculty, staff, and departments throughout campus to provide a strong and varied collection of programming available to you in support of the eight campus priorities. For details on sessions offered go to

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Position Description Forms

Used to provide the employee with a written description of the duties for which he or she is responsible.

Presenter Handouts