Alumni: 81,000   Students: 17,500

Notable Alumni

SUNY Empire State College alumni have excelled across the full spectrum of career fields. Below are listed some of our most notable alumni and their current profession.

Empire State College Alumni Who’s Who

Bob Herbert B.S. ’88, DHL ’95
Retired Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times

Bob Watson B.S. ’99
Former MLB player and retired VP for on-field operations for Major League Baseball

Susan H. Turben ’72
Philanthropist – Turban Developmental Services

Denis Hughes A.A. ’93, BS ’99
Chairman of the Board Federal Reserve Bank of NY and former NYS President, AFL-CIO

Bob Johnson ’96
Founder of Bob Johnson Chevrolet

Gary Finch B.S. ’90
NY State Assemblyman, 126th Assembly District

Herb Trimpe ’97
Comic Book artist known for drawing the “Incredible Hulk”

William H. Parker ’85
Tara Jayde, Capital Partners, LLC

Brian Curran ’80
Harvard Law School Graduate and Legislative Director of PEF

Walter Dean Myers B.A. ’84
Newberry Award Winner Author of Young Adult Fiction

Tomas Kubica B.S. ’07
Principal at KKR and Co. Investment Firm in San Francisco

Robert Roach B.S. ’96
Retired general secretary-treasurer, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Charles Saliba B.S. ’10
General manager, Crown Plaza, Dubai, UAE and finalist for Middle East Hotel Manager of the Year

Patrick Paul B.S. ’94
Executive Director and CEO, Anderson Center for Autism

David Theobald BSN ’13, MSN ’17
Owner and CEO, Statstaff Professionals

Zuzana Stepanovska B.S. ’10
Former Vice Miss Czech Republic and Czech representative for the Miss Earth contest

Catherine Roberts B.S. ’16
Senior Vice President for the Community Action Organization of Western New York

Arthur Moats III M.A. ’17
NFL Outside Linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Carol Evans B.A. ’77
Founder and now former CEO of Working Mother Media

Deborah Gregory B.A. ’86
Author of the “Cheetah Girls” Book series

Kenny Barron B.A. ’78, DHL ’13
International Jazz Musician and professor at Julliard

Melba Tolliver B.S. ’98
First African-American network news anchor, WABC News

Mark Schroeder ’82
NY State Assemblyman 145th Assembly District

Wendy Perron ’01
Editor in Chief Dance Magazine

David Yamada ’99
Professor of Law Suffolk University Law School

Alice Fulton B.A. ’78, DHL ’94
MacArthur Foundation Genius Award Winner, poet and professor of English at Cornell University

Lisa Brescia B.A. ’08
Theater actress, starred in Broadway production of “Wicked”

Jason Torreano M.A. ’14
Executive Director, Global Youth Connect

Bill Zimmerman B.S. ’96
Former ABC News bureau chief and first prime time anchor for CNN

Elaine Houston M.A. ’09
On air anchor, WNYT Albany

Sam Roberts B.S. ’12
Former NYS assemblyman and commissioner, NYS Office of Disability Assistance

Linda Kevins B.S. ’93
Supreme Court Judge, Long Island 10th District

Kathleen Jimino M.A. ’04
Retired Rensselaer County Executive

Jack Mosley B.S. ’07, MAT ’11
CEO at H2 Development Corp, single source project solution for energy projects for Green Hydrogen production

Virginia Brown-Waite  B.S. ’76
Former U.S. Congresswoman, Florida 5th District

Morton Bahr A.A. ’83, BS ’83, DHL ’95
President Emeritus, Communication Workers of America

David Faust ’76
President of Cincinnati Christian University

Alan Rachins B.A. ’74
TV and movie celebrity known for his role on “Dharma and Greg” and “LA Law”

Caroline Kava ’91
Actress in “Born on 4th of July” and “Little Nikita”

Laurel Masse B.A. ’05
Singer and founding member of “Manhattan Transfer”

Richard Johnson B.S. ’77
New York Post columnist, former editor of “Page Six”

Stephen Keep Mills B.S. ’89
Actor, writer, producer and CEO of Treskelion Entertainment

Timothy Shaughnessy A.S. ’06
President and CEO at Rapid Cure Technologies

Donald Brown B.S. ’94
CEO and Owner of River Front Services providing space systems hardware, software, system engineering and cyber security to the U.S. Intelligence Community

Gary Maio B.S. ’06
COO and partner at DVG, a creative technology company developing web and mobile applications for businesses

Erin Hamlin A.A. ’11
Four-time Olympian in Luge

Tony Benshoof B.S. ’08
Three-time Olympian in Luge

Ashley Caldwell B.S. ’14
Three-time Olympian in Free Style Skiing

Doug Miller B.S. ’05
New Orleans Saints Executive Director of Football Communications