AS President announces next phase of CSUN Presidential Search; Big Show 2020 announced


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President Harrison is set to retire after the fall semester, after postposing her retirement to lead the university through the pandemic.

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor

Associated Students President Rose Merida announced that she participated in her first meeting of the CSUN Presidential Search Committee during Monday’s weekly Associated Students meeting.

The search committee is composed of representatives from CSUN’s faculty, staff, student body, alumni and members of the campus advisory board.

The committee advises the CSU Chancellor and Board of Trustees, who will assist in selecting a replacement for President Dianne F. Harrison, who is retiring at the end of the fall semester.

“I can’t say too many updates for confidentiality, but I am excited to share that the committee is moving forward to the next phase,” Merida said.

The search for CSUN’s next president started at the beginning of this year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the process has restarted, Harrison’s replacement is expected to be named at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in November.

In other news, Kira Paczkowski, the senior program coordinator for AS Production, announced the details of the 20th anniversary Big Show.

The free virtual event — which is exclusive to CSUN students only — is set to livestream on Oct. 3. The event will feature Grammy award-winning artist Diplo, as well as DJ and producer A-Trak.

The livestream will feature a Q & A portion after the end of each artist’s set. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the night, including a Nintendo Switch, Apple TV among others. Students must register with a CSUN email to get access to the livestream on show day. More details can be found on the AS virtual event page and on Twitter.

Senator Michael Meeks moved to approve a finance recommendation to allocate $600 from the unassigned contingency to the Student Dietetic and Food Science Association for the Dietetic Internship Symposium.

The event is a learning and networking opportunity for students to connect with industry professionals and obtain information about the Dietetics Internship Program.

Senator Isabella Rizzo moved to approve the appointment of Nathan Dunne to the AS Lobby Corps. The motion was seconded by Senator Kavya Dhyasani and unanimously approved Dunne to the committee.

Senator Jonathan Hay moved to approve the constitution of the League of Asian & Pacific Islander Students organization, which provides programs, services and events for Asian & Pacific Islander students. The motion was voted upon and passed unanimously.

The next Associated Students meeting is scheduled for next Monday, Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m.