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

List of famous alumni from Golden Gate University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Golden Gate University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Golden Gate University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Golden Gate 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 Golden Gate University.

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Cem Kaner and Bruce William Nickerson.

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

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Bruce William Nickerson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Lawyer Bruce William Nickerson is a civil rights and gay rights attorney in California. He is also a leading authority on lewd conduct law in the United States. He currently operates a solo legal ...more

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Ross Mirkarimi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Politician Ross Mirkarimi is the sheriff of San Francisco, California. Prior to being sheriff, he served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 5 from 2005 to 2011. Mirkarimi was ...more

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Cem Kaner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Programmer, Software Tester, Writer Cem Kaner J.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Software Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, and the Director of Florida Tech's Center for Software Testing Education & Research since ...more

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Terence T. Henricks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Astronaut Terence Thomas "Tom" Henricks is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. He served on four Space Shuttle missions.

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John Dillon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
John Dillon joined Navis as Chief Executive Officer in April 2002. Prior to Navis, Mr. Dillon was the CEO for salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) , the leading supplier of online CRM. Previously, Mr. ...more

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Said Tayeb Jawad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer Said Tayeb Jawad is an Afghan diplomat. He is Senior Political and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. He was previously appointed as Afghan ...more

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Ed Jew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Politician Edmund "Ed" Jew is an incarcerated former Chinese American politician based in San Francisco. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in economics and later ...more

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Fiona Ma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Accountant, Politician, Author Fiona Ma is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented the second district on the California Board of Equalization since 2015. She previously served on the San ...more

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Peter Corroon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Real Estate Broker Peter Maitland Corroon is an American politician in the Democratic Party, current Democratic state party chair in Utah, and the former mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah. He was the Democratic ...more

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Anthony Piszel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Anthony Buddy Piszel joined Freddie Mac in November 2006 as the executive vice president and chief financial officer. Piszel is a member of the company's senior executive leadership team and ...more

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John P. Jumper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Businessperson John P. Jumper is a retired United States Air Force general, who served as 17th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from September 6, 2001 to September 2, 2005. He retired from the Air ...more

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William H. Swanson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Businessperson William H. Swanson is the chairman of Raytheon Company. On March 31, 2014, he was succeeded by Tom Kennedy as chief executive officer of that firm.

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Fitzhugh L. Fulton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Fitzhugh L. "Fitz" Fulton, Jr. was a civilian research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from August 1, 1966, until July 3, 1986, following 23 years ...more

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Joe Pinto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Businessperson Joe Pinto is Senior Vice President of Technical Services at Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Sam Aanestad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Dentist Samuel Mark Aanestad is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and former Republican member of the California State Assembly from the 3rd District from 1998 to 2002 and a member of the California ...more

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Louis M. Pate, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Louis M. Pate, Jr. Louis Milford Pate, Jr. is a Republican member and Deputy President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina General Assembly. He represented the state's eleventh House district from 1995 through 1996 ...more

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Lydia I. Beebe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Lydia I. Beebe is corporate secretary and chief governance officer of Chevron Corporation, a position to which she was elected in 1995. From 2001 to 2005, the company was named ChevronTexaco ...more

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John Burris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
John Burris Lawyer John Leonard Burris is an American civil rights attorney, based in Oakland, California, known for his work in police brutality cases representing plaintiffs. He briefly represented Rodney King ...more

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Bruce Gilliat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Bruce Gilliat is co-founder and former chief executive officer of Alexa Internet.

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Ron Howe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Ron Howe has over 20 years of experience in building world-class global service organizations responsible for systems integration, 24x7 customer care, program management, professional services ...more

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Lam Quang Thi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Lam Quang Thi Lieutenant General Lâm Quang Thi was a senior military officer in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

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Mary Hayashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Mary Chung Hayashi is a healthcare advocate and California Democratic politician, who represented 18th Assembly District in the California State Legislature. Mary Hayashi was elected to the ...more

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Matt Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Matthew D. Howard has served as a member of the Omneon board of directors since November 2002. Since August 2000, Mr. Howard has been with Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, and ...more

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Prentice E. Sanders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Prentice E. Sanders Police officer Prentice Earl Sanders, also known as Earl Sanders, was Chief of Police of the San Francisco, California, USA Police Department for fourteen months in 2002 and 2003. He was born in Texas and ...more

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John W. Rosa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
John W. Rosa John W. Rosa Jr. is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General currently serving as President of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. While on active duty, Rosa also served as ...more

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Dan Moffat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Mr. Dan Moffat is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GTA. Prior to joining GTA, he was most recently Executive Vice President with EarthLink (NASDAQ:ELNK) which acquired and merged ...more

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Stephen L. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Stephen L. Nelson Writer Stephen L. Nelson is the author of more than 160 books about using personal computers, including Quicken for Dummies, QuickBooks for Dummies, MBA's Guide to Microsoft Excel, and Excel Data ...more

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Denise Phua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Politician Denise Phua Lay Peng is a Singaporean politician and disability rights activist. After a successful corporate career spanning two decades, she became the president of the Autism Resource Centre ...more

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Lawrence Joseph O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Lawrence Joseph O'Neill Lawrence Joseph O'Neill is a United States federal judge. Born in Oakland, California, O'Neill was a police officer for the City of San Leandro, California from 1973 to 1976. He received a B.A. ...more

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Richard Belluzzo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Richard Belluzzo Businessperson Mr. Richard E. Belluzzo has been Chief Executive Officer since joining the Company in September 2002 and Chairman of the Board since July 2003. Before joining Quantum, from September 1999 to May ...more

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Tess Uriza Holthe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Tess Uriza Holthe Writer Tess Uriza Holthe is a Filipino-American writer, who was born and raised in Bernal Heights, San Francisco and is best known for her National Bestselling novel When the Elephants Dance.

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Sophia Bekele is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Sophia Bekele Sophia Bekele Eshete is a woman of Ethiopian ancestry. She is a business and corporate executive, an International entrepreneur, corporate governance and risk management specialist, ...more

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Morgan Christen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Judge Morgan Brenda Christen is a Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Christen previously served on the Alaska Supreme Court having been appointed on March 4, ...more

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David Briley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
David Briley C. David Briley was a council member of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He served from 1999 to 2007. David Briley was the Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance ...more

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Javaid I. Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Professor Javaid I Sheikh is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus at Stanford University.

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Dick Muri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
Dick Muri Richard "Dick" Muri is an American politician of the Republican Party. He is a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 28th legislative district. Muri was ...more

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Bruce P. Crandall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Golden Gate University Alumni
JamesOrth added Bruce P. Crandall Bruce Perry Crandall is a retired U.S. Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter ...more