100,000 Strong

USF has 105,900 alumni living in 50 states, six U.S. territories, and 129 countries. Here are just some of the ways they’re changing the world.


First San Francisco university
First African American NFL official, Burl Toler ’52
First female board member at Twitter, Marjorie Scardino JD ’75
First female San Francisco police chief and first Asian American female to lead a major police department in the U.S., Heather Fong ’79
First Asian American to practice law in California, C.C. Wing JD 1918
First African American San Francisco City Administrator, Naomi Kelly JD ’01
First Mexican American on New York City Council, Carlos Menchaca ’04


Students from 50 states and 129 countries
24 percent international students
6th in the nation for graduating Pell Grant students from low-income families, U.S. News & World Report
12th in the nation for School of Law diversity, The National Jurist


21st most entrepreneurial college campus, Forbes magazine
22nd for MBA entrepreneurship, U.S. News & World Report
Co-founder of Starbucks, Gordon Bowker ’64
Former CEO of Intel, Paul Otellini ’72
Founder and CEO of AngelHack, Sabeen Ali MS ’09
Co-founder of Square Inc., Cameron Walters MS ’08


8 straight years on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
18th in nation for staff and students community service, The Washington Monthly
600,000-plus student community service hours annually
5 state Supreme Court Justices: Jeremiah Sullivan 1870; Matthew Sullivan 1876; Raymond Sullivan ’28, JD ’30; Ming Chin ’64, JD ’67; Mary Jane Theis JD ’74
U.S. Department of Education undersecretary, Martha Kanter EdD ’89
2 California Teachers of the Year: Valerie Ziegler MA ’04, Kadhir Rajagopal MA ’05
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honoree (for chivalry), Tom Hewitt ’04


Arts & Design
Business Development
Community & Social Services
Health Care Services
Human Resources
Information Technology
Media & Communications
Military & Protective Services
Product Management
Program & Project Management
Real Estate
Quality Assurance


3 San Francisco mayors: James Phelan 1881, John Shelley JD ’32, Frank Jordan ’75
3 members of U.S. House: John Shelley JD ’32, John Burton JD ’60, Lynn Woolsey ’81
3 Olympic medalists: Ollie Matson ’52, Bill Russell ’56, K.C. Jones ’56
President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo ’71
Press secretary for JFK, Pierre Salinger ’47
3 San Francisco police chiefs: Frank Jordan ’75, Heather Fong ’79, Greg Suhr ’88
4 Pro Football Hall of Famers: Pete Rozelle ’50, Gino Marchetti ’52, Bob St. Clair ’52, Ollie Matson ’52
U.S. assistant surgeon general, Kerry Nesseler ’78
Catholic bishop, Fr. William Justice ’80

Creativity & Scholarship

3 Pulitzer Prize winners: Joe Rosenthal ’43, James Risser JD ’62, Foster Church ’64
2 MacArthur Genius Award winners: Joseph Marshall Jr. ’68, Tommie Lindsey ’73
Smithsonian Institute undersecretary, Sheila Burke ‘73
Writers Guild of America Award winner, Gennifer Hutchison ’98
National Humanities Award winner and California State Librarian, Kevin Starr ’62
U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Famer, Richard Dwyer ’74
JFK Center for the Performing Arts Outstanding American Composer, Gordon Getty ’55