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; major university priorities 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.
President's Fall Welcome Address Posted
President Harrison Reappointed to WICHE
CSUN President Harrison has been reappointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) by California Governor Jerry Brown. She has been serving on the commission since 2011 by California Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011.
President Appoints New Provost
President Harrison announced that Dr. Yi Li has been appointed CSUN’s next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs effective July 20, 2015.
10,000 Students Graduate at 2015 Commencements
More than 10,658 graduates were eligible to take part in CSUN's 2015 commencement ceremonies that also featured the conferral of honorary doctoral degrees upon former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and entertainer Robert Townsend over the May 16, 2015 weekend. Click here for the full story and watch a video.
CSUN Launches New Graphic Identity, Visibility Campaign
Mayor Gives State of the City Address at CSUN
CSUN to be Smoke-Free Beginning Fall 2015
President Harrison Participates in National Plenary Panel
In January 2015, President Harrison participated in a plenary discussion of higher education leaders from across the nation at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) centennial symposium in Washington, D.C. The session, entitled “Mobilizing Bold Leadership for America’s Global Future,” focused on how leaders in philanthropy, policy and education can make the quality of students’ college learning a national priority and a shared achievement. Click here to read the full story.
Admission Requirement Changes Proposed for Fall 2016
myCSUNtablet Honored with Apple Award
At the California State University Board of Trustees meeting on January 27, 2015, Apple named CSUN's myCSUNtablet initiative an Apple Distinguished Program for demonstrating visionary leadership, innovative teaching and learning, ongoing professional learning, and a flexible learning environment. President Dianne Harrison accepted the award on behalf of the university from Apple's National Higher Education Development Manager Anne VanMiddlesworth, who attended the meeting.
CSUN Professor Receives CSU Award
CSUN Cinema and Television Arts Professor Nate Thomas was selected by the Board of Trustees of the California State University as one of five recipients of the Wang Family Excellence Award, one of the 23-campus system's highest honors, in the category of Visual and Performing Arts and Letters. Professor Thomas and the other recipients were honored by the Board on January 27, 2015. Read more
CSUN Researchers Honored
President Dianne F. Harrison saluted approximately 150 faculty and staff researchers at the third annual Principal Investigators Recognition Celebration on Oct. 23, 2014. Encouraging faculty and staff to continue their efforts, President Harrison applauded those principal investigators, the lead researcher on a funded project, who raise millions of dollars for research. Read more
CSUN Awarded $21.8 million NIH Grant
CSUN has received a $21.8 million grant — the largest single grant the university has ever received — from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund BUILD@CSUN, an ambitious collaborative initiative to change the way traditionally underrepresented minority students are mentored and trained as they set off on a career path as biomedical researchers. Read more