Department hosts memorial service honoring former associate dean

Shaleeka Powell

CSUN’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is having a memorial service to honor Darrick Danta, former associate dean for the college of social and behavioral sciences, May 14 in the Grand Salon.

Dr. Darrick Danta, died Feb. 15 in a mountain climbing accident in the New York mountains in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County.

At the memorial service, which will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., there will be speakers from the dean’s office as well as the geography department.

The memorial service is open to the campus community, alumni and retirees.

Guests for the Darrick Danta Memorial Service should stop at information booth 3, located at Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street, to obtain a complimentary guest parking permit. Vehicles without a parking permit will be subject to citations.

Attendees can RSVP to or call (818) 677-3317.

The geography department created the Darrick Danta Fund for Field Research for students in the department in honor of Danta. This fund reflects Danta’s commitment to support students research out on the field and collecting information.

Please contact Anne Robison at 818-677-7738 to make contributions for the fund.