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.
President Dianne F. Harrison Announces Retirement
Community Reflects on President Harrison’s Impact
CSUN Honors Its Volunteers
On Oct. 23, CSUN honored university and alumni chapter supporters and volunteers at the 18th annual Volunteer Service Awards in Woodland Hills.
President Harrison Delivers Annual Welcome Address
CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison delivered her annual fall Welcome Address to the campus community on August 22 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts.
CSUN No. 5 in Sustainable Index
California State University, Northridge has earned another stellar ranking from the nation’s largest organization for sustainability in higher education.
This week, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) ranked CSUN No. 5 among all master’s degree-level institutions in its Sustainable Campus Index.
President Harrison Named Among Most Influential People in L.A.
For the second straight year, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison and Chandra Subramaniam, dean of CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, were recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal LA500, a list of the city’s most influential people. Read the full story.
Congratulations, Class of 2019!
A record 11,627 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates were eligible to participate in CSUN’s 2019 commencement ceremonies, held on May 17-20, 2019.
Susan Burton to Receive Honorary Doctorate
Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles and an advocate for incarcerated women, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Northridge on Monday, May 20, during commencement.
Three Honored at 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Three remarkable Matadors—Andrew Anagnost, Milt Valera and Michelle Vicary—were honored at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration, on Saturday, April 13. The annual recognition honors three alumni who personify the university’s tradition of excellence and who bring distinction to themselves and to CSUN through their outstanding achievements.
Woman of the Year Award for President Harrison
CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison has been named Woman of the Year for the state’s 18th Senate District by Sen. Robert Hertzberg and will receive the award at the State Capitol on March 4.
Faculty Retreat Address Focuses on Generation Z
In her keynote address at the 2019 Faculty Retreat, held January 2019, President Harrison reflected on CSUN's 60th anniversary and spoke about the the learning styles and expectations of Generation Z students. Entitled "“60 Years of Student Success: Supporting Today’s Students in a Changing World,” the text to the address is now available.
Support for All Students Regardless of Immigration Status
President Harrison has released statements in support of students, particularly those who may be affected by anticipated changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.