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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1971-1980



George F. Allen (CLAS 1974, LAW 1977)
former U.S. senator for Virginia, former governor of Virginia
Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula (CLAS 1943, GSAS 1976)
former deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force
J. Randy Forbes (LAW 1977)
U.S. congressman, Virginia's Fourth District
Julia Gibbons (CLAS 1975)
judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
James S. "Jim" Gilmore III (CLAS 1971, LAW 1977)
former governor of Virginia, former chair of the Republican National Committee
John Gleeson (LAW 1980)
judge, U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York
Robert L. Hutchings (CLAS 1979)
former chair, National Intelligence Council
Thurgood Marshall Jr. (CLAS 1978)
former assistant to President Clinton and secretary to the cabinet
Robert S. Mueller III (LAW 1973)
former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Rebecca W. Rimel (NURS 1973)
president, Pew Charitable Trusts
Charles S. "Chuck" Robb (LAW 1973)
former U.S. senator for Virginia, former governor of Virginia, former chair of the Iraq Intelligence Commission
Larry J. Sabato (CLAS 1974)
Director and founder of the Center for Politics, author


David T. Beers (CLAS 1975)
special adviser to the governor of the Bank of Canada
Daryl Brewster (CLAS 1979)
former president and CEO, Krispy Kreme
C. Thomas Faulders III (CLAS 1971)
former chair and CEO, LCC International, Inc., president and CEO of the University Alumni Association.
Paul Tudor Jones (CLAS 1976)
founder, Tudor Investment Corp.
Martin Killgallon (DARD 1972)
president, Ohio Art Company
Timothy Koogle (SEAS 1973)
former president and CEO, Yahoo Inc.
H. Eugene Lockhart Jr. (SEAS 1972, DARD 1974)
former CEO, Master Card International; former president, Bank of America
Jonathan Mariner (COMM 1976)
executive vice president of finance and CFO, Major League Baseball
Daniel Mudd (CLAS 1980)
former president and CEO, Fannie Mae
Peter Quick (SEAS 1978)
former president, American Stock Exchange
Steven S. Reinemund (DARD 1978)
former chair and CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.
Mark B. Templeton (DARD 1978)
CEO, Citrix Systems, Inc.
James W. Thomas (DARD 1979)
COO and CFO, MapQuest
William P. Utt (SEAS 1979)
CEO and president, KBR
David Verklin (CLAS 1978)
former CEO, Aegis Media Americas
Roger L. Werner Jr. (DARD 1977)
co-chair, Outdoor Channel Holdings
George T. Yates III (CLAS 1970, LAW 1973)
partner, Coudert Brothers; recipient, French Legion d'Honneur


Ann Hould-Ward (GSAS 1978)
costume designer, Tony Award winner
Mark Johnson (CLAS 1971)
film producer, Rain Man, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Notebook
Tom Shadyac (CLAS 1980)
film director/producer, Patch Adams, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty
Andrew M. Scheinman (CLAS 1970, LAW 1973)
film producer, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride; television producer, Seinfeld
Ann Hould Ward (CLAS 1978)
Tony Award winner for costume design, Beauty and the Beast

Supreme Court

Asher D. Grunis (LAW 1972)
president, Supreme Court of Israel
Leroy Rountree Hassell (CLAS 1977)
former chief justice, Supreme Court of Virginia
John Charles Thomas (CLAS 1972, LAW 1975)
former justice, Supreme Court of Virginia


John Choma (EDU 1978)
former NFL offensive linemen, San Francisco 49ers
Mike Cubbage (EDU 1972)
Former MLB third baseman; former manager, New York Mets
Tim Finchem (LAW 1973)
commissioner, PGA Tour
Jim Grobe (EDU 1975)
former head coach, Wake Forest University football team
Tom McKnight (COMM 1976)
professional golfer
Walter "Wally" F. Walker (CLAS 1976)
former president and general manager, Seattle SuperSonics; former NBA player, Seattle SuperSonics


Thomas Bachhuber (EDU 1973)
president of the board and executive director, The Center for Life Transitions
Rabbi David Ellenson (GSAS 1972)
president, Hebrew Union College

Land, Sea, & Space

Michael Leinbach (ARCH 1976)
shuttle launch director, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kathryn Cordell Thornton (GSAS 1979)
astronaut, physicist
Peter J. Wisoff (CLAS 1980)
astronaut, physicist

News & Media

Wyatt G. Andrews (CLAS 1974)
CBS news correspondent
Katherine A. "Katie" Couric (CLAS 1979)
television journalist and author; co-host, NBC's Today; anchor, managing editor, CBS Evening News
Tyler Mathisen (CLAS 1976)
managing editor, CNBC Business News; host, CNBC's High Net Worth
George P. Rodrigue III (CLAS 1978)
vice president and managing editor, The Dallas Morning News; Pulitzer Prize winner
William F. Shortz (LAW 1977)
crossword editor, The New York Times; puzzlemaster, NPR's Weekend Edition
Joan M. Stapleton (CLAS 1975)
former publisher, New Republic
Michael "Mike" Vitez (CLAS 1979)
journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner

Arts & Literature

Claudia Emerson (CLAS 1979)
poet, Pulitzer Prize winner
Linda A. Fairstein (LAW 1972)
Lawton Fitt (DARD 1979)
former CEO, Royal Academy of Arts

International/Foreign Affairs

Javier Solana (GSAS 1971)
former secretary general, NATO; former secretary general, Council of the EU
E. Ashley Wills (CLAS 1971)
former U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
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