President's Office

President's Office

Welcome to the home page for California State University, Northridge’s chief executive, President Dianne F. Harrison. The President’s Office website provides access to President Harrison's biography, speeches, messages to the campus community, and other communications; university planning goals and initiatives; and the major organizational areas of the university, including its divisions and colleges. Announcements, news and other items of interest related to the President are listed below. For the latest in other university-wide news and achievements, visit CSUN Today.

11,000 Invited to Walk at Commencement

May 5, 2016


Approximately 11,120 graduating students, a university record, have been invited to participate in CSUN's 2016 commencement, scheduled from May 20 - 23, 2016. 

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Honorary Doctorates to be Conferred

May 6, 2016

Rev. James Lawson

CSUN will confer honorary doctorates on acclaimed civil rights leader Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr., and accounting industry leader Harvey Bookstein during commencement ceremonies this month.

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Topic 7 Results: Dining Experience

May 9, 2016

CSUN dining graphic

The results to Topic 7 of Help Make CSUN Shine Bright is now available here. The report summarizes the feedback received, as well as actions already underway to address some of the comments submitted. 

We are grateful that so many in the CSUN community continue to take the time to share insights and suggestions. 

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2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Honored

April 18, 2016

2016 DAA recipients

The three recipients of California State University, Northridge's Distinguished Alumni Awards—opera singer and educator Shigemi Matsumoto, urban developer and philanthropist James Ring, and financial industry leader and social justice advocate Robert D. Taylor—were honored on April 16 at  the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Click here to read the full story.

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Chief Diversity Officer Appointment

March 15, 2016

Oviatt Library

President Harrison announced the appointment of CSUN's first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) following a nationwide search: Dr. Raji A. Rhys. Dr. Rhys begins her appointment April 18, 2016.

Read the full announcement here.

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Help Make CSUN Shine Bright Topic 7: Dining Experience

CSUN Receives Eddy Award

November 17, 2015

Eddy Award 2015

On November 12, 2015, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) presented California State University, Northridge with a 2015 Eddy Award for Educational Leadership during a gala celebration at the Beverly Hilton.

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CSUN Joins Initiative for Sustainability

October 7, 2015

Climate Commitment

On Oct. 5, California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison joined a group of 10 university presidents in signing a pact as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), working in conjunction with the nonprofit organization Second Nature.

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President's Fall Welcome Address Posted

August 20, 2015

2014 Convocation

The video and prepared text to the President's 2015 Annual Fall Welcome Address, delivered on Thursday, August 20, at 9 a.m., at the Valley Performing Arts Center, is now available.

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