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 GeschkeCharles Geschke
    Chairman, Adobe Systems
    '62 and '63
  • James M. Posey, Jr.
    Denver Nuggets
    '99
  • George Schaefer, Jr.
    President/CEO, Fifth Third Bank
    '74
  • Tyrone HillTyrone Hill Cleveland Cavaliers
    '90
  • Daniel P. Burnham
    President/CEO of Raytheon
    '68
  • John M. Grissmer
    Film Producer North Salem Productions
    '55
  • Jack MilesSylvia Sieve Hendon
    1996 Pulitzer Prize winner for God: A Biography

    '64
  • Carlos T. Alcantara
    President/CEO Chalaco
    '91
  • Sylvia 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 Herzog
    Local 12 Traffic Reporter, Attorney
    '96
  • Gerald J. DeBrunner
    Retired Vice President, Deloitte and 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 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 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 BoehnerJohn 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 Beaupre
    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, PandG
    '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 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
    Assoc. Dir., External Relations, PandG 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 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 Larkin
    Basketball Star and Announcer
    '88
  • Joe Sunderman
    Xavier Men's Basketball Broadcaster
    '79
  • Joseph P. Viviano
    Retired Vice Chairman, Hershey Foods
    '59

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 Zogby
    President and 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
    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 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 and 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
    Vice Presidential Candidate
    Fordham University Law '60
  • Gene Kranz
    Former NASA Director of Mission Operations
    St. Louis University '54
  • 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