President's Office

Dr. Dianne F. Harrison appointed as President of Cal State Northridge

March 22, 2012

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Dianne F. HarrisonI am pleased to share the news announced this morning by the CSU Chancellor's Office that the California State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, president of California State University, Monterey Bay, the fifth president of California State University, Northridge. She is expected to begin her appointment this June.

As noted in the release issued by the CSU Chancellor's Office, Dr. Harrison comes to us with considerable experience in higher education. Her proven leadership, impressive record of scholarship and applied research, and strong commitment to student success make her an excellent choice for our campus. I am confident that Dr. Harrison will provide outstanding leadership for California State University, Northridge.

Plans are underway for Dr. Harrison's first visit to campus next Tuesday, March 27. You are invited to welcome and meet our new president at a reception from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Valley Performing Arts Center courtyard. She will also meet with student, faculty, and administrative leaders on that day.

I want to thank the members of the Advisory Committee for the Selection of the President for their role in selecting Dr. Harrison. I also want to thank you for continuing your work with such excellence and commitment and for the tremendous support you have provided the university during this time of transition. I know Dr. Harrison will quickly come to appreciate our culture of collaboration and dedication to academic excellence and student success. I look forward to seeing you next Tuesday as we warmly welcome our new president.


Harry Hellenbrand
Interim President

For additional information about the selection process, visit the Presidential Transition website.