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California State University Los Angeles

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1947 as Los Angeles State College, changing name in 1949 to Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts & Sciences, in 1964 to California State College at Los Angeles, and finally in 1972 to California State University, Los Angeles.

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Founding Date:
1947

Team:
Golden Eagles

Enrollment:
20,600

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Antonovich
Politician
12-Aug-1939   LA County Board of Supervisors
Joe Baca
Politician
23-Jan-1947   Congressman, California 43rd
James A. Bell
Business
4-Jun-1948   CFO of Boeing
Warren F. Bryant
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Longs Drugs
Octavia Butler
Novelist
22-Jun-1947 24-Feb-2006 Patternmaster
Clive Cussler
Author
15-Jul-1931   Raising the Titanic
Charles Cyphers
Actor
28-Jul-1939   Halloween
Cliff De Young
Singer
12-Feb-1946   Former lead singer, Clear Light
Mervyn M. Dymally
Politician
12-May-1926 7-Oct-2012 Congressman from California, 1981-93
Jaime Escalante
Educator
31-Dec-1930 30-Mar-2010 Celebrated high school calculus teacher
Martin D. Feinstein
Business
c. 1948   Farmers Group
Elton Gallegly
Politician
7-Mar-1944   Congressman, California 24th
Rob Grill
Musician
30-Nov-1943 11-Jul-2011 Lead Vocalist, The Grass Roots
Michael S. Harper
Poet
18-Mar-1938   Nightmare Begins Responsibility
Jay C. Kim
Politician
27-Mar-1939   Congressman from California, 1993-99
Billie Jean King
Tennis
22-Nov-1943   Defeated Bobby Riggs in '73 Battle of the Sexes
Carlos Mencia
Comic
22-Oct-1967   Mind of Mencia
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Politician
7-Sep-1938 22-Apr-2007 Congresswoman from California, 1996-2007
Dennis Muren
Artist
1-Nov-1946   Special effects for Star Wars
Edward James Olmos
Actor
24-Feb-1947   Battlestar Galactica
Larry H. Parker
Attorney
?   Los Angeles injury attorney
Richard Paul
Actor
6-Jun-1940 25-Dec-1998 Born to play Jerry Falwell
John D. Petersen
Educator
21-Nov-1947   President, University of Tennessee System
Philip J. Quigley
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Pacific Telesis, 1994-97
Alfonso Ribeiro
Actor
21-Sep-1971   Carlton Banks on Fresh Prince
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Politician
12-Jun-1941   Congresswoman, California 34th
Tim Rutten
Columnist
?   Los Angeles Times columnist
Robin Shou
Actor
17-Jul-1960   Mortal Kombat
Esteban Torres
Politician
27-Jan-1930   Congressman from California, 1983-99
Robert Vaughn
Actor
22-Nov-1932   Napoleon Solo on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Janet Ventura-Arvizo
Relative
16-Jul-1968   Gavin Arvizo's mother
Joseph Wambaugh
Novelist
22-Jan-1937   The Onion Field
Essie Mae Washington-Williams
Relative
12-Oct-1925 3-Feb-2013 Strom Thurmond's half-black daughter
Maxine Waters
Politician
15-Aug-1938   Congresswoman, California 35th
Diane Watson
Politician
12-Nov-1933   Congresswoman from California, 2001-11
Tex Watson
Criminal
2-Dec-1945   Honor student turned to Manson Family
Walter E. Williams
Economist
31-Mar-1936   Conservative economist

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Antonovich
Politician
12-Aug-1939   LA County Board of Supervisors
Hal Fishman
Journalist
25-Aug-1931 7-Aug-2007 Los Angeles TV news anchor
Michael S. Harper
Poet
18-Mar-1938   Nightmare Begins Responsibility
John Hospers
Politician
9-Jun-1918 12-Jun-2011 First Libertarian presidential candidate
Sidney A. Ribeau
Educator
c. 1947   President of Howard University
James M. Rosser
Educator
c. 1940   President, Cal State Los Angeles
Diane Watson
Politician
12-Nov-1933   Congresswoman from California, 2001-11
Walter E. Williams
Economist
31-Mar-1936   Conservative economist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sidney A. Ribeau
Educator
c. 1947   President of Howard University
James M. Rosser
Educator
c. 1940   President, Cal State Los Angeles


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