The political science department's alumni include many lawyers, teachers,
successful business people, civil servants, professors, political consultants,
and so forth. Among our many alumni who have held elective office are:
Mayor of Oakland, 1990-98. Before that, member of the California State
Assembly, 1978-1990. Was also Executive Director of the National Bar Association.
Currently Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District.
Member of the California State Assembly 1994-8. Before that, Mayor of
Hayward, and candidate for mayor again this year.