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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1900 as Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute. Re-named Southwestern Louisiana Institute in 1921, University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1960, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999.

Location:
Lafayette, LA

Founding Date:
1900

Team:
Ragin' Cajuns

Enrollment:
18,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Scott Angelle
Politician
20-Nov-1961   Lt. Governor of Louisiana
Charlotte Beers
Business
26-Jul-1935   CEO, Ogilvy & Mather 1992-97
Kathleen Blanco
Politician
15-Dec-1942   Governor of Louisiana
Roy Bourgeois
Activist
1938   School of the Americas Watch
Charles Boustany
Politician
21-Feb-1956   Congressman, Louisiana 7th
John Breaux
Politician
1-Mar-1944   US Senator from Louisiana, 1987-2005
Philip J. Burguieres
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Weatherford International, 1991-97
Patrick T. Caffery
Politician
6-Jul-1932   Congressman from Louisiana, 1969-73
Alvin Dark
Baseball
7-Jan-1922   Retired MLB Shortstop and Manager
Ron Guidry
Baseball
28-Aug-1950   Yankees Pitcher, 1975-88
Ali Landry
Actor
21-Jul-1973   Repli-Kate
Jeff Landry
Politician
23-Dec-1970   Congressman, Louisiana 3rd
Charlie Melancon
Politician
3-Oct-1947   Congressman from Louisiana, 2005-11
Richard Simmons
Fitness Guru
12-Jul-1948   Flamboyant weight loss guru
Daniel Sunjata
Actor
30-Dec-1971   Franco Rivera on Rescue Me

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ernest J. Gaines
Novelist
15-Jan-1933   A Lesson Before Dying
John Kennedy Toole
Novelist
7-Dec-1937 26-Mar-1969 A Confederacy of Dunces


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