list of Cal Poly Pomona people includes notable matriculating students, and alumni that have graduated or are non-matriculating students of Cal Poly Pomona, a public university, and one of the 23 general campuses of the California State University located in Pomona, California.
Kellogg horse ranch, the first building to be erected on campus.
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Relationship to Cal Poly Pomona
Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen Vietnamese-American personality and co-host of Thuy Nga's
Paris by Night shows. Student
Michael Steger An American actor. He is best known for his role as
Navid Shirazi on The CW's teen drama series . 90210 Alumni
Kye Palmer Trumpet player who performs with
The Tonight Show Band. Student (B.S.
Wilber Pan An American-born
Taiwanese singer, rapper and drama actor, who started his career as a host of Channel V programs. Student
Metropolitan Opera soprano. Student (B.A. Music 1974)
Forest Whitaker Academy Award-winning actor (
, Panic Room , The Crying Game ), director ( The Last King of Scotland ) and host of UPN's revival of Waiting to Exhale . The Twilight Zone Student
James Williamson Guitarist for punk rock band
The Stooges and later Vice President for Technology Standards for Sony. Student (B.S. Engineering 1982)
Larry Wilmore Host of
. Writer for and actor in The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore , The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , and others. Creator of The Office . The Bernie Mac Show Student
Marc Wilmore Writer for
, In Living Color , and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno . Writer and producer for The PJs . The Simpsons Student (Marketing)
America's Next Top Model contestant, model Student (master's degree in sports nutrition)
Brian "Bubba" Cowan
Breakfast with Bubba & Madison (Local Morning Radio Show Co-host) Student
Relationship to Cal Poly Pomona
Jim Brulte Former
Republican leader of the California State Senate. Student (B.A. Political Science 1980)
Jonathan D. Farrar Chief of Mission of the
United States Interests Section in Havana, Cuba (USINT). Student (B.A. Political Science 1978)
Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. Student (attended three years)
Democratic United States Secretary of Labor under President Barack Obama, former member of the United States House of Representatives. Student (B.A. Political Science 1979)
Republican Mayor, city of Scotts Valley, California 1999–2000, candidate for Governor, California 2003. Student (B.S. Business 1989)
Faculty [ edit ]
Active faculty [ edit ]
Gabriel Georgiades Professor of aerospace engineering and author. Georgiades has been the Regional Chair, Chair-Elect, VC of Education and Advisory Committee representative and was the former "Evolution of Flight" Program Officer for the San Gabriel Valley Region of the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
Renford Reese Professor of Political Science, author, founder and director of the "Colorful Flags" program aimed at reducing ethnic and racial tensions, servicing 17 school districts and a variety of law enforcement, social service, and other agencies in Southern California.
Louis Rosenberg American
entrepreneur, author, screenwriter, inventor, and professor.
Marc Schulitz ( de) Assistant Professor of Architecture,
designed numerous international sports arena projects, including the  2006 FIFA World Cup Arena in Hanover and the Lentpark ice and swim stadium in Cologne, Germany.
Christoph Kapeller Architecture lecturer.
Founding member of Norwegian firm  Snohetta and design leader for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. 
Democratic United States Secretary of Labor under President Barack Obama, former member of the United States House of Representatives, scholar-in-residence starting in the winter quarter of 2014. 
Michael Woo Dean of the
College of Environmental Design. Former Los Angeles city councilman. In 1993, with the backing of President Bill Clinton, he became the first Asian American to run for mayor of a major city. He garnered 46 percent of the vote but lost the race for mayor of Los Angeles to Richard Riordan.
Retired, deceased, and former faculty [ edit ]
Virginia Hamilton Adair
(deceased) Poet, author of "Ants on the Melon".
Aaron Betsky Served as visiting instructor in the
Department of Architecture. 
Paul Caligiuri Head soccer coach and
National Soccer Hall of Fame player whose 1990 "Goal Heard Round the World" ( launched the United States into the sic) FIFA World Cup for the first time in 40 years. Resigned as head coach after the 2008 season. 
Craig Ellwood Lecturer at the
Department of Architecture and influential Mid Century Modern architect.
Ray Kappe Former faculty. Founding Chair of the
Department of Architecture and later founded the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Saul Landau Director of digital media programs, noted internationally for his films and writing on domestic policy and cultural issues, the recipient of numerous awards, including a 1980 Emmy.
John T. Lyle Professor of landscape architecture;
the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona and the Lyle plaza at the entrance to Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at  Oberlin College are named after him. 
Thom Mayne Former professor in the
Department of Architecture. Principal of Morphosis, Pritzker Prize laureate, and Co-Founder of Southern California Institute of Architecture. (SCI-ARC)
(deceased) Jazz guitarist and former member of the music faculty.
Richard Neutra Lecturer in the early days of the
Department of Architecture and influential  Mid Century Modern architect featured on the cover of magazine. Time
Donald H. Pflueger Historian, educator, prolific author of local stories. A founding member of the Glendora Historical Society, the Pomona Valley Historical Society. Also served on the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Southern California.
James Pulliam Modernist, instructor and campus architect. He designed the bookstore, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Art Gallery, and student union building (Bronco Student Center).
Michele Saee Served as visiting instructor in the
Department of Architecture from 1998 to 1999.
Raphael Soriano Noted modernist architect who experimented with steel in residential construction. Appointed Special Sessions Instructor.
Takeo Uesugi Professor emeritus in Landscape Architecture noted for his work in Japanese gardens, Dr. Uesugi designed the garden at
The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., among other notable landmarks.
Martín Vásquez Assistant association football (soccer) coach in 1999 and 2000. He is the
head coach of C.D. Chivas USA, in Major League Soccer (MLS). 
Richard Saul Wurman Former Dean of the College of Environmental Design, founder of the
TED conference, given credit for coining the term " information architect". 
Modernist architect, architecture instructor for over 30 years, helped co-found the department along with Ray Kappe. 
University presidents [ edit ]
The following people have served as presidents of Cal Poly Pomona:
Honorary degrees [ edit ]
Cal Poly Pomona has conferred 16 honorary doctorate degrees since 1969.
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