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Dr. Erika D. Beck

Erika D. Back, CSUN President

President at CSUN

Dr. Erika D. Beck assumed the role of president at California State University, Northridge in January 2021, marking her as the fourth successive female president at the university. She is a fervent believer in the transformative power of higher education for enhancing lives, empowering communities, and boosting social mobility. Under her stewardship, CSUN has thrived, developing an equity-focused strategic plan, achieving unprecedented fundraising successes, and earning accolades for its support of Latinx students. Prior to this, President Beck served as president of CSU Channel Islands and held several significant academic and leadership roles at Nevada State College. Notably recognized as a leading influencer in education and an active member in various educational and economic boards, President Beck enjoys yoga, reading, and occasionally upstaging her sons with her Tik Tok dance moves.