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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1971-1980

 

Politics

George F. Allen (CLAS '74, LAW '77)
Former U.S. Senator, former Governor of Virginia
Lt. Gen. David A. Deptua (CLAS '43, GSAS '76)
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
J. Randy Forbes (LAW '77)
U.S. Congressman, Fourth District
Julia Gibbons (CLAS '75)
U.S. District Judge, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
James S. Gilmore III (CLAS '71, LAW '77)
Former Governor of Virginia and Chairman of the Republican National Committee
John Gleeson (LAW '80)
Judge, U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York, Prosecutor John Gotti Trial.
Robert L. Hutchings (CLAS '79)
Chairman, National Intelligence Council
Robert S. Mueller III (LAW '73)
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
L.F. Payne (DARD '73)
Former Virginia Congressman, President of McGuire Woods Consulting
Rebecca W. Rimel (NURS '73)
President, Pew Charitable Trusts
Charles S. Robb (LAW '73)
Former U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia 2004, Chairman of the Iraq Intelligence Commission.
Larry J. Sabato (CLAS '74)
Director and founder, Center for Politics; best-selling author, Feeding Frenzy: Attack Journalism & American Politics.
George T. Yates III (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
Recipient, French Legion d'Honneur award in 2002

Business

Daryl Brewster (CLAS '79)
President and CEO, Krispy Kreme
U Bertram Ellis Jr. (CLAS '75, DARD '79)
Chairman & CEO, iXL Enterprises
C. Thomas Faulders III (CLAS '71)
Former Chairman, CEO, LCC International, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of the University Alumni Association.
Paul Tudor Jones (CLAS '76)
President, Tudor Investment Corp.
Martin Killgallon (DARD '72)
CEO, Ohio Art Company a children's toy company that brought the Etch-A-Sketch among other toys.
Timothy Koogle (SEAS '73)
Former President and CEO, Yahoo Inc.
H. Eugene Lockhart Jr. (SEAS '72, DARD '74)
Director IMS Health, Inc., Former CEO Master Card International
Jonathan Mariner (COMM '76)
Executive Vice President and CFO of Major League Baseball
Peter Quick (SEAS '78)
Former President, American Stock Exchange
Steven S. Reinemund (DARD '78)
Director at Johnson & Johnson, Former Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.
Mark B. Templeton (DARD '78)
President & CEO, Citrix Systems, Inc.
James W. Thomas (DARD '79)
Former COO & CFO, MapQuest
David Verklin (CLAS '78)
CEO, Carat North America
Roger L. Werner Jr. (DARD '77)
President, Chief Executive Officer of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. and The Outdoor Channel

Health Care & Medicine

Denise Geolot Sherer (NURS '70, NURS '75)
Director, Center for Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration

Entertainment

Mark Johnson (CLAS '71)
Movie producer, Rain Man, Good Morning, Vietnam, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Andrew M. Scheinman (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
Movie producer, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride
Tom Shadyac (CLAS '80)
Movie director/producer, Patch Adams, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty
Ann Hould Ward (CLAS '78)
Tony Award winner for costume design, Beauty and the Beast

Supreme Court

Asher D. Grunis (LAW '72)
Israeli Supreme Court Justice
Leroy Rountree Hassell (CLAS '77)
First black Chief Justice, Virginia Supreme Court
John Charles Thomas (CLAS '72, LAW '75)
First African-American Justice, Va. Supreme Court. One of twelve African-Americans out of 1,400 students in 1968.

Athletics

Tim Finchem (LAW '73)
Commissioner and CEO, PGA
Walter "Wally" F. Walker (CLAS '76)
Former President and General manager, Seattle SuperSonics. Led U.Va. to its only ACC title and its first NCAA Tournament.

Education

Thomas Bachhuber (EDU '73)
Director of The Career Development Center at UWM, author of five books including The Best Graduate Business Schools.
Rabbi David Ellenson (GSAS '72)
President, Hebrew Union College

Land, Sea, & Space

Michael Leinbach (ARCH '76)
Shuttle launch Director NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kathryn Cordell Thornton (GSAS '79)
Astronaut, flew on several missions aboard the Discovery (1989) and Endeavour (1992, 1993) space shuttles.
Peter J. Wisoff (CLAS '80)
Astronaut, flew on missions aboard the Endeavour (1993 and 1994), Atlantis (1997) and the Discovery (2000).

News & Media

Wyatt G. Andrews (CLAS '74)
CBS news correspondent
Katherine A. Couric (CLAS '79)
Anchor, CBS Nightly News. She has been co-anchor of NBC's "Today Show" from 1991 through 2006.
Tyler Mathisen (CLAS '76)
Managing Editor of CNBC Business News and Host of CNBC High Net Worth
George P. Rodrigue III (CLAS '78)
VP/Managing editor, The Dallas Morning News; two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient
William F. Shortz (LAW '77)
Crossword editor, New York Times; puzzlemaster, NPR Weekend Edition
Joan M. Stapleton (CLAS '75)
Former publisher, New Republic

Arts & Literature

Claudia Emerson (CLAS '79)
Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet. She was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection "Late Wife" and has been a contributing editor of the literary magazine "Shenandoah."
Linda A. Fairstein (LAW '72)
Former prosecutor and best-selling crime novelist, served as Chief of the Sex Crime Persecution Unit in the NY Dist Attorney office.
Lawton Fitt (DARD '79)
Director, CIENA Corporation and Former Director, the Royal Academy of Arts

International/Foreign Affairs

Javier Solana (GSAS '71)
Former Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999), current Secretary General of the Council of the EU.
E. Ashley Wills (CLAS '71)
U.S. Ambassador focuses on India and South Asia, Senior International Business Advisor at WilmerHale
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