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Portland State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1946 as the Vanport Extension Center, became Portland State College in 1955, and Portland State University in 1969.

Location:
Portland, OR

Founding Date:
1946

Motto:
Doctrina urbi serviat

Team:
Vikings

Radio Station:
KPSU 1450

Enrollment:
15,200

Official Website:
http://www.pdx.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Les AuCoin
Politician
21-Oct-1942   Congressman from Oregon, 1975-93
Jean M. Auel
Novelist
18-Feb-1936   The Clan of the Cave Bear
John Angus Campbell
Activist
10-Mar-1942   Discovery Institute
Walter Capps
Politician
5-May-1934 28-Oct-1997 Congressman from California, 1997
D. Scott Davis
Business
c. 1952   CEO of UPS
Paul J. De Muniz
Judge
c. 1947   Oregon Chief Justice
June Jones
Football
19-Feb-1953   Hawaii Warriors Head Coach
Joseph LeBaron
Diplomat
c. 1947   US Ambassador to Mauritania
Holly Madison
TV Personality
23-Dec-1978   The Girls Next Door
Ron Packard
Politician
19-Jan-1931   Congressman from California, 1983-2001
Bill Plympton
Film Director
30-Apr-1946   I Married a Strange Person!
Kathryn L. H. Proffitt
Diplomat
1951   US Ambassador to Malta, 1998-2001
Barbara Roberts
Politician
21-Dec-1936   Governor of Oregon, 1991-95
Darrell Webb
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Jo-Ann Stores

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lee P. Brown
Politician
4-Oct-1937   Mayor of Houston, 1998-2004
W. Michael Gillette
Judge
c. 1941   Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
Phil Knight
Business
24-Feb-1938   Co-Founder of Nike

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Earl Blumenauer
Politician
16-Aug-1948   Congressman, Oregon 3rd
Elizabeth Furse
Politician
13-Oct-1936   Congresswoman from Oregon, 1993-99
William P. McCormick
Diplomat
18-Aug-1939   US Ambassador to New Zealand
Charles Swindells
Diplomat
c. 1942   US Ambassador to New Zealand, 2001-05

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chris Petersen
Football
13-Oct-1964   Head Coach, Boise State


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