Jun 15, 2024  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Distinguished Alumni

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

Lucille Royball-Allard ‘65, U.S. Representative

Michael D. Antonovich63, ‘68, former Los Angeles County Supervisor

James A. Bell ‘97, retired CFO and Corporate President of The Boeing Company

Warren Bryant ‘71, Board Member at Dollar General Corporation

James Butts ‘80, Mayor of Inglewood

Steve Cooley ‘71, 41st Los Angeles County District Attorney

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, former CEO of Southern California Edison Company

Leonor Gaviña-Valls ‘74 and Francisco Gaviña ‘69, ‘72, Vice Presidents of Gaviña Coffee

John Huerta ‘65, Co-founder of the National Hispanic Bar Association

Billie Jean King, world champion athlete and global advocate for social justice

Art Leahy ‘74, CEO of Metrolink

Rosario Marin ‘83, 41st U.S. Treasurer

John D. Petersen ‘70, former President of the University of Tennessee

Beatriz ‘80, Raul Jr. ‘84 and Margarita ‘85 Porto, owners of Porto’s Bakery

Terrence Roberts ‘67, one of the Little Rock Nine who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, AR, in 1957

Ralph M. Terrazas ‘95, Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department

Nat Trives ‘68, former Mayor of Santa Monica

Kent Twitchell ‘72, muralist

Joseph Wambaugh ‘60, novelist and bestselling author

Maxine Waters ‘71, U.S. Representative

Diane Watson ‘67, former U.S. Representative

Willie Zuñiga ‘86, President of Grifols Biologicals, Inc.

The 2022 Honorees

Alumnus of the Year - Guillermo Zuniga, ‘86

Alumni Family Award - The Silverman Family, ‘55, ‘76, ‘77

Golden Eagle Award - Fanshen Cox, ‘13

Distinguished Alumnus, College of Arts and Letters - James R. Galbraith, ‘60

Distinguished Alumnus, College of Business and Economics - Jorge Orozco, ‘03

Distinguished Alumna, Charter College of Education - Gay Yuen, Ph.D., ‘84

Distinguished Alumna, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology - Gina Orozco, ‘91

Distinguished Alumni, College of Ethnic Studies - Charon D’Aiello Sandoval, ‘80, ‘86

Distinguished Alumni, College of Ethnic Studies - David Sandoval, ‘75, ‘87

Distinguished Alumnus, College of Natural and Social Sciences - Ronald Bates, Ph.D., ‘68

Distinguished Alumnus, Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Service - Richard M. Tefank, ‘75

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! www.alumni.calstatela.edu