Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.

CSUMB President

Dr. Dianne Harrison assumed the presidency at California State University, Monterey Bay in June 2006.

During a 30-year career at Florida State University in Tallahassee, she served in various capacities starting as a faculty member then advancing to dean of social work, associate vice president for academic affairs, dean of graduate studies, and vice president for academic quality and external programs.

She holds a Ph.D. in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master's of social work and a bachelor's in American Studies from the University of Alabama. A prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Harrison has published dozens of articles and two books.

She has served on the boards and committees of over 50 national, state, and local organizations and community projects. Under the auspices of the Florida State University School of Social Work, she helped to found the nationally known Boys Choir of Tallahassee.

Dr. Harrison currently serves on the Northern California Public Broadcasting Board of Directors, National Steinbeck Center Board of Directors, MoreHealth Board of Directors, the United Way of Monterey County Campaign Cabinet, the California State University, Board of Trustees' Statewide Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Women's Commission of the American Council on Education, and the International Committee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She is the recipient of "A Tree of Life Award" from the Parent Institute for Quality Education for her contributions to the education of all children.

Dr. Harrison and her husband John Wujack live on campus. Dr. Harrison has two children, Melissa Montgomery (24 years old) and John Paul Montgomery (21 years old). She grew up in Mobile, Alabama and Short Hills, New Jersey.

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