Alumni

Alumni

Cal State L.A. has more than 205,000 alumni, many of whom are prominent leaders in their fields today. From state legislators and innovative classroom teachers, to muralists, leading engineers, CEOs, and highly regarded healthcare providers, Cal State L.A. alums are a guiding force in the direction of their communities and industries of work.

Some of Cal State L.A.’s most notable alumni include:

  • Lee Baca ’71, L.A. County Sheriff
  • James A. Bell ’97, current CFO and former interim CEO/President of Boeing Company
  • Warren Bryant ’71, chairman and CEO of Longs Drugs Stores
  • Steve Cooley ’71, Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • Sal Castro ’61, Los Angeles Unified School District educator and activist
  • Elizabeth Devine ’85, former CSI: Miami Producer
  • Samuel T. Durrance ’72, ’74, astrogeophysicist and two-time payload specialist on NASA spacecraft missions
  • Alan J. Fohrer ’81, CEO Southern California Edison Company
  • John Huerta ’65, General Counsel for Smithsonian Institution
  • Art Leahy ’74, CEO L.A. Metro
  • Billie Jean King, professional tennis player
  • Rosario Marin ’83, 41st U.S. Treasurer
  • Kenneth Noonan ’67, California State Board of Education member
  • John D. Petersen ’70, President of the University of Tennessee
  • Kent Twitchell ’72, muralist
  • Joseph Wambaugh ’60, novelist and bestselling author
  • Diane Watson ’67, U.S. Representative
  • Earl G. Yarbrough ’74, President of Savannah State University

 

Learn more visiting the Alumni Association.