Famous, Influential, and Noteworthy Alumni

Today, the Jesuit, Catholic educational tradition encompasses a world-wide network of universities, colleges and schools, including 28 universities and colleges in the United States.

Listed below are just a few of the famous, influential, and noteworthy alumni from Xavier University and other Jesuit universities and colleges.

Xavier University -

Charles Geschke

Charles Geschke
Chairman, Adobe Systems
'62 and '63

James M. Posey, Jr.
Denver Nuggets
'99

George Schaefer, Jr.
President/CEO, Fifth Third Bank
'74

Tyrone Hill

Tyrone Hill
Cleveland Cavaliers
'90

Daniel P. Burnham
President/CEO of Raytheon
'68 

John M. Grissmer
Film Producer North Salem Productions
'55

Jack Miles
1996 Pulitzer Prize winner for God: A Biography
'64

Carlos T. Alcantara
President/CEO Chalaco
'91

Sylvia Sieve HendonSylvia Sieve Hendon
Judge, First District Court of Appeals
'65

George Castrucci
Retired President, Great American Broadcasting
'59

Charles J. Austin, PhD
Retired President, East Texas University
'56

Lawrence A. Leser
Retired Chairman, E.W. Scripps
'57

Robert P. Hummel MD
Retired Chief of Staff, UC Medical Center
'47

Richard GriffinRichard Griffin
Inspector General, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
'71

Albert A. Carr, Jr. MD
Retired Consultant, Aventis
'53, '54 and '94

Lionel Chalmers
Los Angeles Clippers
'03

Thomas J. Fogarty MD
Professor of Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center
'56 and '88

David WestDavid West
New Orleans Hornets
'03


Bill Cunningham
Radio Announcer, Attorney
'70

Paul Cashen
Co-founder/Former President, PC on Call
'93

Kim Nuesse
First female Police Chief, Sandusky, OH
'01

Bob HerzogBob Herzog
Local 12 Traffic Reporter, Attorney
'96

Gerald J. DeBrunner
Retired Vice President, Deloitte & Touche
'59


Russell Goings
Owner, Praise Song; pioneering African-American stockbroker on Wall Street
'59

Peter K. Hamaguchi
President, Hiroya, Inc.
'62 and '92

J. Barton Luedeke
Retired President, Rider University
'68

Robert KohlheppRobert J. Kohlhepp
President/CEO Cintas Corp.
'71

Kay Napier
Vice President, Procter and Gamble
'79


Dan Hurley
Local Historian
'68

Bill Kelly
Vice Chairman/Owner, Jelly Belly

Simon LeisSimon Leis
Hamilton County Sheriff
'56

Bettye Jane Ruffin
National Manager, Export Operations, Toyota
'76

Thomas H. Siemers
President/CEO, First Franklin Savings
'53 and '61

Kathy R. Wade
Executive Artistic Director, Learning Through Art
'77

Robert Conway
The Bistro (Restaurant) Group
'49

 

Brian Grant
Los Angeles Lakers
'94

Ken Lucas
Kentucky Congressman
'70

John Boehner

John A. Boehner
Ohio Congressman and House Majority Leader
'77

James Bunning
Kentucky Senator, ballplayer
'53

Daniel Pilarczyk
Cincinnati Archbishop
'65 and '75

Warren D. Eckles, Jr. MD
President/CEO American Health Group
'80

Ken BlackwellJ. Kenneth Blackwell
Former Secratary of State, State of Ohio
'70 and '72

Theodore C. Annis
President, Ted Annis Foundation
'64

Tara Boothe
Professional Basketball Player in Switzerland
'06

Gene Beaupré
Local Politics Expert
'69

Gerald P. Belle
Executive Chairman, Merial
'68

Timothy S. Hogan,
Judge, Hamilton County Municipal Court
'68

Tim BurkeTim Burke
Chair, Hamilton County Democrat Party
'70

Gordon F. Brunner
Retired Chief Technology Officer, P&G
'65

Janet Smith Dickerson
Vice President, Princeton University
'68

Thomas P. O'Donnell
Retired Chairman, Sun Sentinel
'53

Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., ME
President, Thomas More College
'72

Daniel P. Shannon MD
Chief Pediatric Services, Massachusetts General
'57 and '78

 

Roland F. Moores
Retired Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Dept. of State
'35

Michael ConatonMichael J. Conaton
Director, The Midland Co.
'55 and '95

Sr. Nancy Linenkugel, OSF, EDM, MHA
President, Chatfield College
'80

Robert R. Siegenthaler
Retired President of Operations Capital Cities/ABC
'55

Charles P. Gallagher
Chairman/CEO, Gallagher Enterprises
'60

John M. Logsdon III
Inst. Director, George Washington University
'60

Damon Jones

Damon Jones
Assoc. Dir., External Relations, P&G Geneva, Switzerland
'97

Lloyd Ward
Former CEO, US Olympic Committee
'84

Betty Jane Ruffin
Manager, Export Operations, Toyota
'76

Diane Kamionka
President/CEO Cintech Solutions
'81

Julie IsphordingJulie Isphording
Member, First Women's Olympic Marathon Team
'83

John B. Maydonovitch
General Manager, MCE
'70

Dave Milam
Co-founder, iMark
'97

Mary Jean Ryan, F.S.M. MEA
President/CEO SSM Health Care, St. Louis
'74

Byron LarkinByron Larkin
Basketball Star and Announcer
'88

Joe Sunderman
Xavier Men's Basketball Broadcaster
'79

Joseph P. Viviano
Retired Vice Chairman, Hershey Foods
'59


And other Jesuit universities -

Campbell BrownCampbell Brown
CNN Anchor
Regis University '91

Vince Lombardi
Legendary Green Bay Coach
Fordham University '37

Enrique Bolanos

President of Nicaragua
Saint Louis University '62

Johnnie Cochran
Attorney
Loyola Marymount University '62

Gail Collins
New York Times Editorial Page Editor
Marquette University '67

Brandi Chastain Brandi Chastain
Soccer Player
Santa Clara University '91


Robert Shapiro

Attorney
Loyola Marymount University '68

Dennis Strigl
CEO, Verizon Wireless
Canisus College '74

Bob Newhart
Comedian
Loyola Chicago '52

Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice
College of the Holy Cross '71

Pat Buchanan
Former Senior White House Advisor
Georgetown University '61

Jack Riley
Actor, Rugrats (voice of Stu Pickles)
John Caroll University '57

Eric Carmen
Musician
John Carroll University

John ZogbyJohn Zogby
President & CEO, Zogby International
Le Moyne College '70

Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Actress
Le Moyne College '83 

Tim DeKay
Actor
Le Moyne College '85

Colin Hanks
Actor, Orange County
Loyola Marymount University

Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard
Author
University of Detroit Mercy '50

Keegan-Michael Key
Actor, Mad TV
University of Detroit Mercy

Amy Yasbeck

Actress
University of Detroit Mercy

Gordon Bowker
Co-founder of Starbucks
University of San Francisco

Alejandro ToledoAlejandro Toledo
Former President of Peru, 2001- 2006
University of San Francisco '71

Pierre Salinger
Former Press Secretary
University of San Francisco '47


Jason Miller

Late Actor & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
University of Scranton '61

Kathleen Abernathy
FCC Commissioner
Marquette University '82

Will Durant
Philosopher and Author
St. Peter?s College 1907

Jameer Nelson
NBA Player, Orlando Magic
St. Joseph?s University '04

Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro
Vice Presidential Candidate
Fordham University Law '60

Gene Kranz
Former NASA Director of Mission Operations
St. Louis University '54

John Barrasso
Senator, Elected 2008
Georgetown University ?74

Richard J. Durbin
Senator, Elected 1996
Georgetown University '66

Michael Johanns
Senator, Elected 2008
Creighton University ?74

Mark Kirk
Senator, Elected 2010
Georgetown University ?92

Barbara A. Mikulski
Senator, Elected 1986
Loyola University Maryland ?58

Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Senator, Elected 2006
College of the Holy Cross ?82

Mazie K. Hirono
Senator, Elected 2012
Georgetown University ?78

Patrick J. Leahy
Senator, Elected 1974
Georgetown University ?64

Robert Menendez
Senator, Elected 2006
Saint Peter?s University ?76

Gwen Moore
Representative, Elected 2004
Marquette University ?78

Mick Mulvaney
Representative, Elected 2010
Georgetown University ?89

Jerrold Nadler
Representative, Elected 1992
Fordham University ?78

William J. Pascrell Jr.
Representative, Elected 1996
Fordham University ?59

Michael Capuano
Representative, Elected 1998
Boston College ?77

Henry Cuellar
Representative, Elected 2005
Georgetown University ?78

John D. Dingell
Representative, Elected 1955
Georgetown University ?49

Lois Frankel
Representative, Elected 2012
Georgetown University ?73

Steny H. Hoyer
Representative, Elected 1981
Georgetown University ?66

Hakeem Jeffries
Representative, Elected 2012
Georgetown University ?94

Ann McLane Kuster
Representative, Elected 2012
Georgetown University ?84

Zoe Lofgren
Representative, Elected 1994
Santa Clara University ?75

Edward J. Markey
Representative, Elected 1976
Boston College ?68

Juan C. Vargas
Representative, Elected 2012
Fordham University ?87

Peter J. Visclosky
Representative, Elected 1984
Georgetown University ?82

Frank Wolf
Representative, Elected 1980
Georgetown University ?65  

 

Bill Clinton Bill Clinton
Former President
Georgetown University '68

Denzel Washington
Best Actor
Fordham University '77

Pearl Bailey
Entertainer
Georgetown University '85

Tom Clancy
Author
Loyola College in Maryland '69

Alan AldaAlan Alda
Actor
Fordham University '56

Mickey Kantor
Former Secretary of Commerce
Georgetown University '68

Tim Russert
Former NBC News Senior VP
John Carroll University '72

Joseph Califano, Jr.
Former Secretary of Health, Education,
and Welfare
College of the Holy Cross '52

Mark Lamping
President and CEO, St. Louis Cardinals
Rockhurst University '80

Chris FarleyChris Farley
Actor and Comedian
Marquette University '86

Lionel Cartwright
Country Singer
Wheeling Jesuit University '82

John Beilein
Head Coach, University of Michigan Men?s Basketball Team
Wheeling Jesuit University '75

Jim Hendry
General Manager, Chicago Cubs
Spring Hill College

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini
Actress, Scooby-Doo, ER
Loyola Marymount University '01

Bob Denver
Actor, Gilligan?s Island
Loyola Marymount University '57

Bob Beemer
Oscar-winning Sound Editor
Loyola Marymount University '77

Mila Kunis
Actress, That 70s Show, Family Guy (voice)
Loyola Marymount University

William M. Daley
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Loyola University Chicago

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison
Actress, House M.D.
Loyola University Chicago '00

Philip Caputo
Author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Loyola University Chicago '64

Leslie David Baker
Actor, The Office
Loyola University Chicago

Amy Madigan
Actress
Marquette University

George Wendt
Actor, Cheers
Rockhurst University

Carmen Wong Ulrich

Carmen Wong Ulrich
Financial expert, Host of On the Money
Fairfield University

Duff McKagan
Former Guns 'N Roses bassist
Seattle University

Paul Marcarelli
Actor, Verizon Wireless Commercials
Fairfield University

Mary Alice Williams
Emmy-winning journalist
Creighton University '71

Chris O'Donnell

Chris O?Donnell
Actor
Boston College '94

Doug Flutie
Bills and Chargers Quarterback
Boston College '85

August Busch IV
Anheuser-Busch President
St. Louis University '87

Lisa Murkowski
Senator, Elected 2004
Georgetown University ?80

Timothy H. Bishop
Representative, Elected 2002
College of the Holy Cross ?72

Vern Buchanan
Representative, Elected 2006
University of Detroit Mercy ?86

David Cicilline
Representative, Elected 2010
Georgetown University ?86

John Delaney
Representative, Elected 2012
Georgetown University ?88

Jeff Fortenberry
Representative, Elected 2004
Georgetown University ?86

Paul Gosar
Representative, Elected 2010
Creighton University ?81

Jared Huffman
Representative, Elected 2012
Boston College ?90

William Keating
Representative, Elected 2010
Boston College ?74

Frank A. LoBiondo
Representative, Elected 1994
Saint Joseph?s University ?68

Stephen Lynch
Representative, Elected 2000
Boston College ?91

Michael Quigley
Representative, Elected 2009
Loyola University Chicago ?89

Robert C. Scott
Representative, Elected 1992
Boston College ?73

Adam Smith
Representative, Elected 1996
Fordham University ?87

Chris Van Hollen Jr.
Representative, Elected 2002
Georgetown University ?90

Filemon Vela
Representative, Elected 2012
Georgetown University ?85

Peter Welch
Representative, Elected 2006
College of the Holy Cross ?69

James P. Moran
Representative, Elected 1990
College of the Holy Cross ?67

Timothy F. Murphy
Representative, Elected 2002
Wheeling Jesuit University ?74

Bill Owens
Representative, Elected 2010
Fordham University ?74

Gary Peters
Representative, Elected 2008
University of Detroit Mercy ?84

Trey Radel
Representative, Elected 2012
Loyola University Chicago ?99

Albio Sires
Representative, Elected 2006
Saint Peter?s University ?74

Lee Terry
Representative, Elected 1998
Creighton University ?87