Alumni

Department Alumni Hilda Solis

The Department of Political Science has a long and storied history of sending our students to illustrious careers in government, public service and business. Our faculty provide a world-class education, complete with hands-on mentoring, practical real-world experience and invaluable wisdom that equips our students to change the world. 

Post-Graduate Careers

Law Programs:
  • Boston University
  • Chapman University
  • Duke University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Penn State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Tulane University
  • University of California, Hastings
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of La Verne
Masters & Doctoral Programs in Political Science:
  • American University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Chico State University
  • University College London
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California
Other Masters & Doctoral Programs:
  • American University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • California State University, Pomona
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Georgetown University
  • University College London
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California

Distinguished Alumni Award 2015

In 2015, the university recognized Lee Godown '79 as one of the university's distinguished alumni. Mr. Godown came to campus, spoke with students and reflected back on how his time with the department, helps him today in his role as Vice President of Global Government Relations at General Motors. In the video below, Lee reminisces about his relationship with political science professor John Esterline:

Notable Departmental Alumni

  • Hilda Solis '79

  • Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Los Angeles County Supervisor, & Former U.S. Congresswoman
  • Lee Godown '79

  • Vice President of Global Government Relations, General Motors
  • Jim Brulte '80

  • Chairman of the California Republican Party
  • Linda Lopez '92

  • Chief Immigration Officer, City of LA & PhD in Political Science
  • Ivan Misner '78

  • Founder and Chairman of BNI
  • Jonathan D. Farrar '78

  • U.S. Ambassador to Panama
  • Geanene Yriarte '90

  • Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
  • Clint Lorimore '04

  • City of Eastvale Councilmember
  • Jorge Marquez '06

  • City of Covina Councilmember
  • James R. Bell '75

  • Former Vice President of Student Affairs
  • John Mortberg '06

  • City of Carson Administrator
Jill Hargis

Interested in Connecting with Us Again?

If you would like to discuss connecting with the department by attending department events, speaking to current students, making a specific gift or set up planned giving, please contact our department chair Dr. Jill Hargis:

jehargis@cpp.edu
909-869-3882