President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the President's Office website of California State University, Northridge and its chief executive officer, President Erika D. Beck. The President’s Office website provides access to the President's biography, latest news and announcements from the President's Office, as well as links to the major organizational areas of the university, including its divisions and colleges. For university-wide news and achievements, visit CSUN Today.


CSUN Receives $40 Million Gift

June 15, 2021

Matador statue

California State University, Northridge President Erika D. Beck announced today that CSUN received a gift of $40 million from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett. It is the largest gift from a single donor in the institution’s history.  Learn more about the gift

President Beck's Listening Tour Report Now Available

May 25, 2021

CSUN President Erika D. Beck

President Beck's report of her Listening Tour is now available and includes an overview of the themes that emerged in her first 100 days of listening and learning, as well as some of her initial reflections. Read the report.

CSUN Celebrates Classes of 2020/2021

May 21, 2021

CSUN's Oviatt Library Stairs

This month, CSUN will hold memorable commencement for the 11,151 graduates of the class of 2019-20 and the 11,538 graduates of the class of 2020-21. Learn more about commencement.

CSUN Announces Fall 2021 Plans

April 9, 2021


In a message to the campus community, CSUN President Erika D. Beck shared the university's plans for the Fall 2021 semester, with significantly increased face-to-face instruction, student services and overall operations that will serve as a bridge to an anticipated full return to campus for spring 2022.  Learn more about CSUN's Fall 2021 plans

A Call for More Women and People of Color in Leadership

March 30, 2021

CSUN President Erika D. Beck

On March 19, the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics partnered with the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) to host the second annual “Extraordinary Women in Leadership” event. Speaking at the event, CSUN President Erika D. Beck encouraged business leaders to cultivate talent and leadership at all levels, so that more women and people of color can ascend to CEO jobs.  Read the article

Special Assistant to the President for Inclusive Excellence Appointed

President Beck Launches Listening Tour

February 1, 2021

Matador statue

Erika D. Beck, California State University, Northridge’s newest president, is spending her first 100 days in office on a listening tour — meeting with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders — in an effort to understand the opportunities, and challenges, the campus faces. 

  Learn more about the Listening Tour

Greetings to the CSUN Community

Erika D. Beck Appointed CSUN President

October 29, 2020

CSUN President Erika D. Beck

The Board of Trustees of the California State University have appointed Erika D. Beck, Ph.D., to serve as president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Beck begins her appointment on January 11, 2021. Learn more about President Beck's appointment