48 Notable alumni of
Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is 965th in the world, 360th in North America, and 338th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 48 notable alumni from Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mike Pence

    Mike Pence
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    In 1986 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerradio personality
    Biography

    Michael Richard Pence is an American politician, broadcaster, and lawyer who served as the 48th vice president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. Pence was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, representing the 2nd district of Indiana from 2001 to 2003 and the 6th district of Indiana from 2003 to 2013.

  2. Dan Quayle

    Dan Quayle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
    Biography

    James Danforth Quayle is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 44th vice president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 under president George H. W. Bush, a U.S. representative from 1977 to 1981 and a U.S. senator from Indiana from 1981 to 1989.

  3. Don Gummer

    Don Gummer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Don Gummer is an American sculptor. His early work concentrated on table-top and wall-mounted sculpture. In the mid-1980s, he shifted his focus to large free-standing works, often in bronze. In the 1990s, he added a variety of other materials, such as stainless steel, aluminum and stained glass. His interest in large outdoor works also led him to an interest in public art. He is the husband of actress Meryl Streep.

  4. Jerome Adams

    Jerome Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    anesthesiologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jerome Michael Adams is an American anesthesiologist and a former vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 20th surgeon general of the United States from September 5, 2017 until January 20, 2021. Prior to becoming Surgeon General, he served as the Indiana state health commissioner, from 2014 to 2017. On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Adams to become Surgeon General of the United States. Adams was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017.

  5. George Hill

    George Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    George Jesse Hill Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). While playing for Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) he received many honors, including Summit League Player of the Year and was an honorable mention All-American his junior season. He was selected 26th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008 NBA draft.

  6. Dan Coats

    Dan Coats
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    In 1971 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomatlobbyistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Daniel Ray Coats is an American politician and former diplomat. From 2017 to 2019, he served as the Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1989 to 1999 and again from 2011 to 2017. He was the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2005, and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989. Coats served on the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence while in the U.S. Senate.

  7. Evan Bayh

    Evan Bayh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerlobbyist
    Biography

    Birch Evans Bayh III is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011 and the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997.

  8. Todd Young

    Todd Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    In 2006 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyermilitary personnelconsultant
    Biography

    Todd Christopher Young is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator for Indiana since 2017. From 2011 to 2017, he was the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district. Young is a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the United States Senate in the November 8, 2016, general election, succeeding retiring Republican Dan Coats. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

  9. Marilyn Quayle

    Marilyn Quayle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    lawyerwriternovelist
    Biography

    Marilyn Tucker Quayle is an American lawyer and novelist. She is the wife of the 44th vice president of the United States, Dan Quayle, and served as the second lady of the United States from 1989 until 1993.

  10. David Starr Jordan

    David Starr Jordan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1931 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    botanistpeace activistzoologistautobiographerichthyologist
    Biography

    David Starr Jordan was the founding president of Stanford University, serving from 1891 to 1913. He was an ichthyologist during his research tenure and then served as president of Indiana University.

  11. Susan Brooks

    Susan Brooks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Susan Lynn Wiant Brooks is an American prosecutor and politician. She is a Republican and the former U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district. She was elected in 2012. The district includes the northern fifth of Indianapolis, as well as many of the city's affluent northern and eastern suburbs. Brooks served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 2001 to 2007.

  12. Todd Rokita

    Todd Rokita
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    In 1995 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Theodore Edward Rokita /roʊˈkiːtə/ is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 44th and current Attorney General of Indiana. He served as the member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he served two terms as Secretary of State of Indiana from 2002 to 2010. When Rokita was elected to office in 2002 at age 32, he became the youngest secretary of state in the United States at the time.

  13. John R. Gregg

    John R. Gregg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Richard Gregg is an American politician, businessman and attorney who served as the 85th and longest-serving Democratic speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1996 to 2003. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003.

  14. Norman Bridwell

    Norman Bridwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2014 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    authorillustrator
    Biography

    Norman Ray Bridwell was an American author and cartoonist best known for the Clifford the Big Red Dog book series.

  15. Marshall Goldsmith

    Marshall Goldsmith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    writerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Marshall Goldsmith is an American executive leadership coach and author.

  16. Julia Carson

    Julia Carson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2007 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Julia May Carson, born Julia May Porter, was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 7th congressional district from 1997 until her death in 2007 (numbered as the 10th District from 1997 to 2003). Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent Indianapolis in the U.S. Congress. She was also the second African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana, after Katie Hall, and her grandson André Carson succeeded to her seat following her death.

  17. David Wolf

    David Wolf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautphysicianengineer
    Biography

    David Alexander Wolf is an American astronaut, medical doctor and electrical engineer. Wolf has been to space four times. Three of his spaceflights were short-duration Space Shuttle missions, the first of which was STS-58 in 1993, and his most recent spaceflight was STS-127 in 2009. Wolf also took part in a long-duration mission aboard the Russian space station Mir which lasted 128 days, and occurred during Mir EO-24. He was brought to Mir aboard STS-86 in September 1997, and landed aboard STS-89 in January 1998. In total Wolf has logged more than 4,040 hours in space. He is also a veteran of 7 spacewalks totaling 41hrs 17min in both Russian and American spacesuits.

  18. Edgar Whitcomb

    Edgar Whitcomb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2016 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Edgar Doud Whitcomb was an American attorney, writer and politician, who served as the 43rd Governor of Indiana. His term as governor began a major rift in the Indiana Republican Party as urban Republicans became more numerous than rural Republicans, leading to a shift in the priorities of the party leadership.

  19. John S. Pistole

    John S. Pistole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    1978-1981 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John S. Pistole is the former administrator of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is currently the president of Anderson University.

  20. Justin Knapp

    Justin Knapp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    Studied in 2001-2009
    Occupations
    bibliographerWikimediandelivery driverWiktionarianwriter
    Biography

    Justin Anthony Knapp, also known by his online moniker Koavf, is an American Wikipedia user who was the first person to contribute more than one million edits to Wikipedia. As of March 2020, Knapp has made over 2 million edits on English Wikipedia. He was ranked No. 1 among the most active Wikipedia contributors of all time from April 18, 2012 to November 1, 2015 when he was surpassed by Steven Pruitt.

  21. Trischa Zorn

    Trischa Zorn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Trischa Zorn is an American Paralympic swimmer. Blind from birth, she competed in Paralympic swimming (S12, SB12 and SM12 disability categories). She is the most successful athlete in the history of the Paralympic Games, having won 55 medals (41 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze), and was inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012. She took the Paralympic Oath for athletes at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta.

  22. Salman Shah

    Salman Shah
    Occupations
    economistfinancierpolitician
    Biography

    Salman Shah is a Pakistani economist who serves as Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab on Economic Affairs and Planning & Development. Previously, he has served as the caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan. He has also served as an advisor to the Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz on finance, economic affairs, statistics and revenues. He is the son-in-law of former Chief of Army Staff General Asif Nawaz Janjua. He has two sons and three daughters.

  23. Brian Bosma

    Brian Bosma
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brian C. Bosma is an American politician and lawyer who served as Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006 and 2010 to 2020. A member of the Republican Party, Bosma has served in the Indiana House since 1986. He replaced Gordon Harper. He was originally elected in the 50th district, but was redistricted to the 88th district in 1992. The 88th district encompasses northeast Marion County and portions of Hancock and Hamilton County.

  24. Jonathan Weinzapfel

    Jonathan Weinzapfel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jonathan David Weinzapfel is an American politician, attorney, businessman, and Democratic nominee for Indiana Attorney General in the 2020 election. Weinzapfel formerly served as the 33rd mayor of Evansville, Indiana. He was elected in November 2003 and again in 2007. He did not run for a third term in office, and was succeeded by Lloyd Winnecke. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He most previously served as the Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College's Southwest campus, a position he held from 2014 to 2019.

  25. Otis R. Bowen

    Otis R. Bowen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-2013 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Otis Ray Bowen was an American politician and physician who served as the 44th Governor of Indiana from 1973 to 1981 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Cabinet of President Ronald Reagan from 1985 to 1989.

  26. Alice Wong

    Alice Wong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    bloggeractivist
    Biography

    Alice Wong is a disability rights activist based in San Francisco, California.

  27. Melanie Benjamin

    Melanie Benjamin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Melanie Benjamin is the pen name of American writer Melanie Hauser (née Miller).

  28. Frederick Van Nuys

    Frederick Van Nuys
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1944 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frederick Van Nuys was a United States Senator from Indiana. Born in Falmouth, he attended the public schools and graduated from Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana) in 1898 and from Indiana Law School (now Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) in 1900. He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Shelbyville moving shortly afterward to Anderson. From 1906 to 1910 he was prosecuting attorney of Madison County and was a member of the Indiana Senate from 1913 to 1916, serving as president pro tempore in 1915. He moved to Indianapolis in 1916 and continued the practice of law; he was United States Attorney for the U.S. District of Indiana from 1920 to 1922.

  29. Samuel D. Jackson

    Samuel D. Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1951 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Samuel Dillon Jackson was an American attorney and politician from Indiana. He was the Attorney General of Indiana from 1940 to 1941, and briefly served as a United States Senator in 1944.

  30. Andrew Jacobs, Jr

    Andrew Jacobs, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2013 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    In 1958 graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Andrew Jacobs Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. A Democrat, he served as an Indiana state legislator and Congressman. Jacobs was a member of the United States House of Representatives for thirty years, beginning in the 1960s. His father, Andrew Jacobs, was also a congressman for one term.

  31. Chet Jastremski

    Chet Jastremski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2014 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    swimmerphysician
    Biography

    Chester Andrew Jastremski was an American competition swimmer, Olympic medalist and world record-holder.

  32. Edward A. Pease

    Edward A. Pease
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    In 1977 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdirector
    Biography

    Edward Allan Pease is an American politician and lawyer from Indiana. His is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives.

  33. Arthur Raymond Robinson

    Arthur Raymond Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1961 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Arthur Raymond Robinson was a United States Senator from Indiana.

  34. Jane E. Henney

    Jane E. Henney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    physicianoncologist
    Biography

    Jane Ellen Henney is an American physician who was the first woman to serve as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, she served at the FDA from 1999 to 2001.

  35. Alex Young

    Alex Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Alex Young is an American professional basketball player for Al Ahly of the Egyptian Super League. He played college basketball for the IUPUI Jaguars before playing professionally in Italy, Israel, France, Russia and China.

  36. Kenneth E. Tyler

    Kenneth E. Tyler
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    printmaker
    Biography

    Kenneth E. Tyler, AO is a master printer, publisher, arts educator and a prominent figure in the American post-war revival of fine art, limited edition printmaking. Tyler established leading print workshops and publishing houses on both West and East coasts of the United States and made several innovations in printmaking technology. His technical expertise and willingness to experiment on a bold scale drew many famous and influential artists to his workshops, among them Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Anthony Caro and Jasper Johns. Ken Tyler remains active as an educator and promoter of fine art printmaking, and mentor of a younger generation of printers through his various training and collecting institutions in Singapore, Japan, Australia and the US. The largest collection of prints produced at Tyler's successive workshops is currently held by the National Gallery of Australia.

  37. Adrian Moss

    Adrian Moss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Adrian Moss is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Windsor Express of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). Born in Centralia, Illinois, he played high school basketball for Franklin Community High School. Following his graduation, he committed to IUPUI to play college basketball. After his sophomore season at IUPUI he transferred to the University of Indianapolis, where he played for two more seasons.

  38. Steven H. David

    Steven H. David
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Steven H. David is the 106th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. David previously served as a lawyer and military officer. He retired from the United States Army Reserve in September 2010 with the rank of colonel.

  39. Carol I. Turner

    Carol I. Turner
    Occupations
    military officerdentist
    Biography

    Rear Admiral Carol Irene Baker Turner is a retired United States Navy officer who served as the first female chief of the United States Navy Dental Corps from 2003 to 2007. She also served as the commanding officer of the National Naval Dental Center at Bethesda, Maryland.

  40. Joshua Claybourn

    Joshua Claybourn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    bloggerlawyer
    Biography

    Joshua Claybourn is an American attorney, author, and historian.

  41. Adam M. Robinson, Jr

    Adam M. Robinson, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Adam Mayfield Robinson Jr. is a United States Navy vice admiral who served as the 36th Surgeon General of the United States Navy (2007–2011).

  42. Mitch Harper

    Mitch Harper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Mitchell Van "Mitch" Harper is an American politician from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  43. Henderson Haverfield Carson

    Henderson Haverfield Carson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1971 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerfaculty
    Biography

    Henderson Haverfield Carson was a U.S. Representative from Ohio for two non-consecutive terms in the 1940s.

  44. Elaine C. Wagner

    Elaine C. Wagner
    Occupations
    dentist
    Biography

    Elaine C. Wagner is a retired United States Navy rear admiral. She was the first female pediatric dentist to achieve flag rank in the United States Navy, and served as the 36th Chief of the United States Navy Dental Corps. Her retirement ceremony was held on January 9, 2017, and she was transferred to the retired list the following April, after 33 years of service in the United States Navy. She is a member of the International College of Dentists.

  45. Alexus Laird

    Alexus Laird
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Alexus Laird is a Seychellois swimmer. At the 2016 Summer Olympics she competed in the Women’s 100 m backstroke.

  46. Camille Chevalier

    Camille Chevalier
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Camille Chevalier is a French professional golfer playing on the Ladies European Tour since January 2017.

  47. William H. Gourley

    William H. Gourley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2008 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    William Harvey Gourley was a major general in the United States Army. He served as Commanding General of the 1st Personnel Command.

  48. Joseph D. Noble

    Joseph D. Noble
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Joseph Douglas Noble Jr. is a United States Navy rear admiral who has served as the Director of Logistics Operations of the Defense Logistics Agency and Commander of Joint Regional Combat Support since May 19, 2021. Previously, he served as the Commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support.