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List Rules People on this list must have gone to California State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from California State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from California State University.

This list is made up of graduates like Eva Mendes and Tom Hanks.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University?” and “Which celebrities are California State University alumni?”

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Steve Martin Comedian, Television producer, Musician Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later ...more

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
James Cameron Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major ...more

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Chris Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Chris Carter Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Chris Carter is an American television and film producer, director and writer. Born in Bellflower, California, Carter graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University, Long ...more

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Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Peter Moore Peter Moore is a British business executive best known for his former positions as Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and ...more

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Alfonso Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Alfonso Ribeiro Television director, Comedian, Game Show Host Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro, Sr. is an American actor, television director, dancer, and game show host. Ribeiro played Alfonso Spears on the sitcom Silver Spoons, and Carlton Banks on the NBC sitcom ...more

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Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi Businessperson, Politician Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi is United Arab Emirates Minister for Foreign Trade. In November 2004, she became the first woman in the countrys history to assume a cabinet position, appointed to manage ...more

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Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. Businessperson Eduardo Murphy Cojuangco, Jr., also known as Danding Cojuangco, is the chairman of San Miguel Corporation, the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, former ...more

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Wendi Deng Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Wendi Deng Murdoch Businessperson Wendi Murdoch is a film producer.

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Michael S. Harper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Michael S. Harper Poet, Professor, Author Michael Steven Harper is an American poet from Brooklyn, who was the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 1988 to 1993. He has published ten books of poetry, two of which - Dear John, Dear ...more

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Bob Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Bob Marshall Consultant Robert Gerald "Bob" Marshall is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 13th District, currently serving his 11th term. His district includes portions ...more

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Paul Cameron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Paul Cameron Psychologist Paul Drummond Cameron is an American psychologist and sex researcher. While employed at various institutions including the University of Nebraska he conducted research on passive smoking, but he ...more

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Janet E. Grove is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Janet E. Grove Janet E. Grove has been a member of the board of directors of Safeway since 2004, and serves as chairman of the Macy's Merchandising Group (MMG), a position she has held since 1998. She began ...more

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Lori Wolf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Lori Wolf Author Lori Wolf is the partner of Carol Leifer, an American comedienne, writer, producer and actor.

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Robert S. Woods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Robert S. Woods Vietnam veteran, Actor Robert Sosebee Woods is an American actor best known for playing Bo Buchanan on the ABC soap One Life to Live, a role for which he won a 1983 Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor.

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Fernando Cheung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Fernando Cheung Politician Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is a Hong Kong politician, the vice-chairman of the Labour Party, he is a member of the Legislative Council. Cheung worked in the United States from 1988, and became a ...more

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Romi Haan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Romi Haan Businessperson Romi Haan started the Haan Corporation in 1999.

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Doug Chapman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Doug Chapman Stunt Performer, Actor Doug Chapman is a stunt performer and actor, a member of Stunts Canada, who works in film and television.

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Deborah Voigt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Deborah Voigt Actor, Singer Deborah Voigt is an American operatic soprano. Voigt regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide.

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Fernando Chui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Fernando Chui Politician Fernando Chui Sai On is the current Chief Executive of Macau, he was the Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009. Chui was born in 1957 to local construction tycoon Chui Tak ...more

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Kris Nagel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Kris Nagel Kris Nagel is Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Mu Security. Previously, he was vice president of sales at SS8 Networks where his responsibilities included overall management of the global ...more

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Bonnie G. Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Bonnie G. Hill Bonnie G. Hill is President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, Los Angeles, California, a consulting company, and Co-Founder of Icon Blue, Inc., Los Angeles, California, a brand marketing company.

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Stephen Namara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Stephen Namara Artist Stephen Namara is an American Contemporary figurative artist.

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Michael O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Michael O'Leary Actor Michael O'Leary is an American actor.

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Paul C. Dali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Paul C. Dali Paul Dali is a founder and the Managing General Partner of KeyNote Ventures. His emphasis is on investing in enterprise software, storage and security systems. Past investments and Board seats ...more

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Terrence Roberts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Terrence Roberts Terrence James Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School ...more

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Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Tom Coughlin Thomas M. "Tom" Coughlin is a former vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and confidante of founder Sam Walton. Coughlin is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He attended St. Edward High ...more

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Noreen Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Noreen Evans Attorney at law Noreen Evans is an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the California State Senate. As a Democrat, she represented the 2nd district, encompassing Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake and ...more

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Vi Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Vi Simpson Vi Simpson is a former Democratic member of the Indiana Senate, representing the 40th District from 1984 to 2013. She was the minority leader of the Indiana Senate. She was also the Democratic ...more

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Vida Samadzai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Vida Samadzai Vida Samadzai was Miss Afghanistan in 2003. As the first Afghan woman to participate in an international beauty pageant since 1974, her appearance in a red bikini in the 2003 edition of Miss ...more

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Virak Ou is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Virak Ou Human rights activist Ou Virak is a Cambodian human rights activist and intellectual, the President of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, founder of the Alliance for Freedom of Expression in Cambodia, and winner ...more

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Vo Duc Van is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Vo Duc Van Vo Duc Van, also known as Nguyen Nha Trang, is a Vietnamese-American who emigrated to the United States in 1980. In 2001 he was arrested for his part in the attempted bombing of the Vietnamese ...more

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Phillip Lim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Phillip Lim Fashion designer, Designer Phillip Lim is an American fashion designer of Chinese descent. Lim co-founded and worked at the Los Angeles based fashion label Development from 2000 to 2004. In the fall of 2005, he co-founded ...more

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Derrick Sebagala is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Derrick Sebagala Businessperson, Entrepreneur Derrick Ronald Sebagala in Kampala, Uganda is a professional IT Management Consultant, Entrepreneur and Businessman.

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Gary W. Schenkel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Gary W. Schenkel Gary W. Schenkel is, as of June 2011, the Executive Director of the city Office of Emergency Management and Communications in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to this position Schenkel was the director ...more

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Roderick M. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Roderick M. Kramer Professor Roderick Kramer’s research focuses on a number of topics, including the social psychology of trust and distrust, cooperation, creativity, decision making, leadership, impression management, ...more

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Bruce Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Bruce Johnson Bruce Johnson heads up strategic alliances and business development relationships worldwide in addition to international sales operations. Johnson brings 18 years of information security ...more

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S. James Otero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
S. James Otero Judge S. James Otero is a judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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Sam Nakib is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Sam Nakib Mr. Nakib is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry in areas of marketing and sales, business development and general management. Most recently, he was ...more

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Philip Quigley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Philip Quigley Philip J. Quigley is the retired chief executive officer of Pacific Telesis Corporation and a current director of Wells Fargo & Company. He has been a board member of SRI International since

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Kurt Olson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Kurt Olson Insurance broker Kurt E. Olson is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 29th District since 2004. He is currently serving as Chair of the Labor & Commerce Committee, ...more

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Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Victor Martinez Poet, Author, Essayist Victor Martinez is a poet, essayist and writer. He was awarded the 1996 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Parrot in the Oven, his first novel.

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Michel Shehadeh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Michel Shehadeh Film Director Michel Shehadeh born in 1956, in Amman, Jordan, to a Palestinian Christians family, is the Palestinian-American executive director of the Arab Film Festival and the former Western Regional ...more

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Eldad Tarmu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Eldad Tarmu Eldad Tarmu is a vibraphonist and composer born in 1960 in Los Angeles, California. Between 2005 and 2009 he was a professor of Jazz Studies at the “Richard Oschanitzky” Jazz School, Tibiscus ...more

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Sue Burns is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Sue Burns Sue Burns was an American businesswoman who was the senior general partner of the San Francisco Giants baseball franchise.

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Jerry Martin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Jerry Martin Jerry Martin is an American composer, famous for composing music for television commercials, and as well as being the lead composer and studio audio director for such video games as SimCity ...more

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John Divola is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
John Divola John Divola is a contemporary visual artist. He currently lives and works in Riverside, CA. Divola works in photography, describing himself as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge ...more

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Renny Pritikin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Renny Pritikin Renny Pritikin was the Director of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery and the Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis until 2012. On 2014-04-28 he begins his job as Chief Curator ...more

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Kevin Lembo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Kevin Lembo Kevin P. Lembo is the Connecticut State Comptroller. He first took office on January 5, 2011. He won the endorsement of the Connecticut Democratic Party at their state convention, and later ...more

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Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California State University Alumni
Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority, the free zone authority for Jumeirah Lakes Towers which was established in 2002 as a strategic ...more