Meet Our New Director of Development

Suren Seropian, Humanities Director of DevelopmentSuren Seropian is a Matador from way back, and his position as the College of Humanities’ Director of Development is a homecoming for him. Suren is not just returning to campus but also to his college — he received his BA in English in 1988.

“CSUN left an indeli ble mark on my life, and set me on a course that has been filled with many successes,” says Seropian. “I had the most amazing professors who opened my mind to the many possibilities in life, and to always keep going towards the horizon.”

Since his graduation at the now infamous 1989 Hollywood Bowl commencement— during which an hours-long traffic jam delayed the arrival of graduates, guests, and participants, including then-president James Cleary— Suren has taught the 6th grade and worked in the HIV/AIDS community as a publications assistant, manager of volunteer resources, and special events director. After almost a decade in the social service community he moved to higher education, working in the University of Michigan’s west coast Major Gifts office, where he interacted with alumni who taught him how important it is to give back to your alma mater. This experience rekindled Suren’s love for CSUN and he became a lifetime member of the alumni association here.

As the Director of Development for the College of Humanities, Suren is a bridge between donors and prospective donors and the departments, programs, students, and faculty of the College. “We have so many amazing professors providing cutting-edge education and changing lives forever, and students who are eager to learn and work towards leaving their marks on our future through their studies here today,” Seropian says.

His message to our friends and donors is simple: “I am here to help you make the greatest impact on the lives of our students, and to work with you to ensure that the contribution you make is first and foremost a meaningful one for you and it leaves a lasting mark on CSUN. Whether you are thinking of creating a scholarship or an endowment fund, or perhaps making arrangements for a planned gift, I look forward to meeting you and exploring ways in which you, your family, friends, and co-workers can partner with CSUN and the Col lege of Humanities.”

You may reach Suren at (818) 677-7135, or

Below is an abbreviated list of giving opportunities within the College. Please contact Suren Seropian at (818) 677-7135 for more information or to discuss other opportunities.

  • Documentary for the Women’s Research and Resource Center
  • WRRC Scholar-in-Residence Program
  • Restoration of Chicano Murals
  • Peer Mentoring Program

Submitted by Teresa Morrison