May 20, 2024  
University Catalog 2016-2017 
University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distinguished Alumni

Alma mater of 247,000 alumni … contributing to the future of Los Angeles and the world, including:

Billie Jean King - International all-time tennis great, winner of 20 Wimbledon titles

Samuel Durrance - NASA astronaut (Columbia and Endeavour), astrophysicist and educator

Raul Porto - CEO of Porto’s Bakery

Isaac Larian - CEO of MGA Entertainment and maker of the Bratz Dolls

Ralph Terrazas - fire chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department

Maxine Waters - U.S. Representative (CA-D43)

Lucille Roybal-Allard - U.S. Representative (CA-D40)

Michael Antonovich - Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Leana S. Wen, M.D. - Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Kent Twitchell - Muralist, artist

Thomas V. McKernan, Jr. - President and CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California

Edward James Olmos - Actor, filmmaker

Terrence J. Roberts - Psychologist, a member of the “Little Rock Nine”

Adriana C. Ocampo - Science program manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

John J. Tracy - Senior vice president of engineering, operations & technology for The Boeing Company

Barry Rondinella - director of the John Wayne Airport in Orange County

Frank Romero - Muralist, artist

Alan J. Fohrer - Chairman and CEO, Southern California Edison

Joseph Wambaugh - Novelist and bestselling author

Pervaiz Lodhie  - Founder, CEO of Ledtronics

Art Leahy - CEO of Metrolink

Mary Micucci - Owner and President of Along Came Mary, event production and gourmet catering source

Félix Gutiérrez - USC professor

Marshall Geller - Investment banker, senior managing partner, St. Cloud Capital LLC

As a graduate of Cal State LA, you’re in distinguished company. Noted authors, athletes, artists, CEOs, educators, engineers, health care leaders, scientists, policy makers and innovators in many other fields got their start here too!