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Mills College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Women's college founded 1852 as the Young Ladies Seminary, Benicia, CA, relocated to Oakland in 1871. Graduate programs are co-ed.

Location:
Oakland, CA

Founding Date:
1852

Mascot:
Cyclones

Enrollment:
1162

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Maryanne Amacher
Composer
25-Feb-1943 22-Oct-2009 Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear)
Laurie Anderson
Performance Artist
5-Jun-1947   Tape bow violinist and performance artist
Ronee Blakley
Actor
24-Aug-1945   Nashville
William Bolcom
Composer
26-May-1938   Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Dave Brubeck
Jazz Musician
6-Dec-1920 5-Dec-2012 Take Five
Carolyn Cassady
Author
28-Apr-1923   Wife of Neal Cassady
Sofia Coppola
Film Director
14-May-1971   Lost in Translation
Olivia de Havilland
Actor
1-Jul-1916   Gone With the Wind
March Fong Eu
Politician
29-Mar-1922   California Secretary of State, 1975-93
April Glaspie
Diplomat
26-Apr-1942   US Ambassador to Iraq, 1989-90
Jane Hall
Journalist
?   Fox News Watch commentator
Jane Hamsher
Blogger
25-Jul-1959   Firedoglake.com founder
Bonnie G. Hill
Business
30-Oct-1941   VP of Times Mirror Co., 1997-2001
Barbara Lee
Politician
16-Jul-1946   Anti-war Congresswoman, California 9th
Joanna Newsom
Musician
18-Jan-1982   The Milk-Eyed Mender
Patricia S. Pineda
Business
c. 1952   General Counsel, Toyota Motors NA
Dixy Lee Ray
Politician
3-Sep-1914 2-Jan-1994 Governor of Washington, 1977-81
Steve Reich
Composer
3-Oct-1936   Minimalist composer, Different Trains
Pete Rugolo
Composer
25-Dec-1915 16-Oct-2011 Jazz and television composer
Jane Rule
Author
28-Mar-1931 27-Nov-2007 Desert of the Heart
Jonathan Segel
Musician
3-Sep-1963   Camper Van Beethoven multi-instrumentalist
Trey Spruance
Guitarist
1969   Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3 guitarist
Morton Subotnick
Electronic Musician
13-Apr-1933   Silver Apples of the Moon
Christian Wolff
Composer
8-Mar-1934   Burdocks

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Rose Benét
Poet
2-Feb-1886 4-May-1950 The Dust Which Is God
Arthur Berger
Composer
15-May-1912 7-Oct-2003 Ideas of Order
Luciano Berio
Composer
24-Oct-1925 27-May-2003 Italian Avant-garde composer
Anthony Braxton
Jazz Musician
4-Jun-1945   Inventive jazz multi-instrumentalist
Fred Frith
Guitarist
2-Feb-1949   Avant garde rock guitarist
Lou Harrison
Composer
14-May-1917 2-Feb-2003 Musical wayfarer
Janet L. Holmgren
Educator
c. 1946   President, Mills College
Leon Kirchner
Composer
24-Jan-1919 17-Sep-2009 Quartet No. 3
Darius Milhaud
Composer
4-Sep-1892 22-Jun-1974 The Creation of the World
Pauline Oliveros
Composer
2-Jun-1932   Composer, Deep Listener
Terry Riley
Composer
24-Jun-1935   In C
Morton Subotnick
Electronic Musician
13-Apr-1933   Silver Apples of the Moon

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Maryellen C. Herringer
Attorney
c. 1944   Former Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Janet L. Holmgren
Educator
c. 1946   President, Mills College
Mary S. Metz
Educator
c. 1937   President of Mills College, 1981-90
Pauline Oliveros
Composer
2-Jun-1932   Composer, Deep Listener
Patricia S. Pineda
Business
c. 1952   General Counsel, Toyota Motors NA
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
Toni Rembe
Attorney
c. 1938   Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop, 1971-2004
Vivian M. Stephenson
Business
c. 1937   COO of Williams-Sonoma, 2003-06


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