Notable Whittier College Alumni

EDUCATION & ADVOCACYSandy Thorstenson '77, Superintendent of Schools, Whittier Union High School District

Robert M. Zemsky '62, Founding Director, Institute for Research on Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania, Chair of The Learning Alliance for Higher Education, Former Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Christopher Cross '62, Chairman of Cross & Joftus, LLC

Raymond Erickson '63, Founding Director, Aaron Copland School of Music, former Dean of Arts and Humanities, City University of New York Graduate School

Ray Mellado '71, Founder & CEO, Great Minds in STEM

Kristine Dillon '73, President, Consortium on Financing Higher Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paul Ferguson '74, President, University of Maine in Orono 

Sandy Thorstenson '77, Superintendent of Schools, Whittier Union High School District

Anthony S. Tricoli '78, President, Georgia Perimeter College

M. Rene Islas '00, Vice President for B&D Consulting’s National Educational Practice, former Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Education