List of Washington State University people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Washington State University Alumni Association defines an alumnus as anyone who was a student at WSU and is no longer attending. This page lists accomplished alumni and faculty members of WSU.

Notable alumni[edit]


Animal husbandry[edit]

  • Leo Bustad, 1941 B.S. Ag., 1948 M.S. Ag., 1949 D.V.M., Dean of WSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 1973–83; pioneer in international human-companion animal bond movement; received WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1984
  • Helen Elaine Freeman, conservationist and endangered species advocate; specialized in saving snow leopards
  • Jack Gorski, 1956 M.S. Ani. Sci., 1958 Ph.D. Ani. Sci., discovered estrogen receptor; received WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999
  • Ivan Peterson, 1942 D.V.M., member of Alpha Tau Omega; President of Sphinx Club and of Crimson Court; veterinarian in California; worked with television series Lassie; friend to Jane Goodall and helped sponsor her chimpanzee research; died in 1967
  • Charles Schroeder, 1929 D.V.M., Director of San Diego Zoo for 19 years; received WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1979

The arts, literature and media[edit]


  • Paul Allen, 1977 (1973–75), co-founder of Microsoft; owner of Vulcan Enterprises, Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers; philanthropist; received WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999
  • Scott E. Carson, B.A. Bus. Adm., President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airlines
  • Clint Cole, co-founder of Heartstream, creator of first automatic external defibrillator (AED) for commercial use; co-founder of Digilent, a Pullman electronics manufacturer
  • J. Patrick Foley, 1955 B.A. Education, President of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (1978-1984); Chief Executive Officer of Braniff Airlines (1984-1988); served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DHL Corporation Inc./DHL Airways Inc. (1988-1999)
  • Robert L. Phillips, 1976 B.A. Economics and B.A. Mathematics. Author, entrepreneur and professor.
  • Bill Mundy, a leading authority in real estate appraisal in US
  • Robert Stevenson, 1929 B.A. Econ., CEO, president, and board chairman of Allis-Chalmers; trustee of Carroll College; board chairman of Medical College of Wisconsin; director of Northwest Mutual Life Insurance Company, Marshall & Ilsey Bank, and Universal Oil Products Company; received WSU Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1983
  • Mark Suwyn, 1967 Ph.D. Inorganic Chem., CEO of NewPage Corp.; former chair and CEO of Louisiana-Pacific Corp., 1996–2004; former executive at International Paper and E.I. DuPont; member and former chair of WSU Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Rhoda Altom, real estate investor
  • Brock Maxwell, 2011 B.A. Sports MGT. ISR NC Machinery CAT

Government, law and politics[edit]



Science, space and technology[edit]

Sports and athletics[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable regents[edit]


  1. ^ Doughery, Phil. "D.B. Tuber". History Link. 
  2. ^ Esteban, Michelle. "D.B. Tuber dedicates life to warn others of dangers of drugs". KOMO news.