List of Mills College people

List of Mills College people

The following is a partial list of notable Mills College people. It includes alumni, professors, and others associated with Mills College.

Former students

* Laurie Andersoncite book | title = Talking Music: Conversations with John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers | last = Duckworth | first = William | authorlink = | publisher = Da Capo | date = 4-1-1999 | isbn = 978-0306808937 | page = 368 | url = | accessdate=2008-02-28] (performance artist and musician)
* Sheila Ballantynecite web | title = Mills College - Notable Graduates| url = | accessdate=2008-02-26] (author)
* John Bischoff (musician)
* Kevin Blechdom [cite news | title = MCMAF: Ich bin Kevin Blechdom | first = Chris | last = Sabbath | date = 2007-05-02 | url = | periodical = San Francisco Bay Guardian | accessdate=2008-02-29] (musician)
* Renel Brooks-Moon (Voice of the San Francisco Giants, first African-American baseball announcer)
* Chris Brown (musician)
* Trisha Brown (choreographer)
* Dave Brubeck (musician and composer)
* Sharon Cheslow (musician and artist)
* Sofia Coppolacite news | last = Meyer | first = Carla | title = Sofia Coppola has a little humor and, now, a big film. Father Francis and husband Spike? Not a factor. | date = 2003-09-20 | pages = D-1 | newspaper = San Francisco Chronicle | url = | accessdate = 2009-02-28] (director)
* Nilda Mae Factor (ninja)
* March Fong Eu (politician)
* Molissa Fenley (modern dancer)
* Guillermo Galindocite web | title = Music at CSM - Faculty | url = | accessdate=2008-02-29] (composer)
* Noah Georgeson (musician and producer)
* April Catherine Glaspie (diplomat; Fmr. United States Ambassador to Iraq during the Gulf War)
* Ariel Gore (author)
* Barbara Higbiecite web | url= | title=Barbara Higbie biography | accessdate=2008-02-29] (musician and composer)
* Liz Holzman (producer/director of Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs)
* Marcie Jones (author)
* Bevin Kelley (musician)
* Gretel Christine Kovachcite web | url= | title = Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism - Speaker Name | accessdate=2008-02-29] (columnist/reporter for Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, and The Christian Science Monitor)
* Michael Land (head of LucasArts sound department)
* Dorianne Laux (award winning poet)
* Barbara Lee (U.S. Congresswoman for California's 9th Congressional District)
* May Lee (CNN Correspondent)
* Phil Lesh Grateful Dead bassist
* Jeffrey Luck Lucas(musician and composer)
* Miya Masaoka (musician and composer)
* Silvia Matheus (composer and musician)
* Meredith May (award winning journalist)
* Stephanie Mills (ecologist, writer, bioregionalist)
* Elizabeth Murray (painter and MacArthur Fellow)
* Amy X Neuburg (musician and composer)
* Joanna Newsom (musician)
* Thoraya Ahmed Obaid (UN Under-Secretary General)
* Gema P. Ornelas (artist and author)
* Maggi Payne (musician and composer)
* Dixy Lee Ray (former Governor of Washington)
* Steve Reich (composer)
* Manuel Rocha Iturbide (composer and sound artist)
* Greg Saunier (musician)
* Dorothy Schwartz (violinist)
* Beate Sirota, helped write the Japanese constitution
* Kate Swartz (ninja)
* Dana Vespolicite web | url = | title = Dana Vespoli | accessdate = 2008-02-28] (porn star)
* Jade Snow Wong (author and artist)

The college was mentioned as the choice of "Gilmore Girls" character Madeline Lynn before she graduated, though she transferred to New Orleans' Tulane University in a subsequent episode because she missed her friend Louise Grant.


*Robert Ashley
*Arthur Berger
*Luciano Berio
*John Bischoffcite web | title = Mills College - John Bischoff | url = | accessdate = 2008-02-26]
*Lenore Blum
*Chris Browncite web | title = Mills College - Chris Brown | url = | accessdate = 2008-02-26]
*Dave Brubeck
*John Cage
*Alvin Curran
*Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin
*Fred Frith
*Congresswoman Barbara Lee
*Yiyun Li
*Darius Milhaud
*Diana O'Hehir
*Pauline Oliveros
*Jose Palafox
*Kathleen Parlow
*Maggi Paynecite web | title = Mills College - Maggi Payne | url = | accessdate = 2008-02-26]
*Terry Riley
*David Rosenboom
*Dean Rusk
*Diana E.H. Russell
*Ellen Spertus [cite web|url=|title=3 Women, 3 Paths, 10 Years On |accessdate=2008-03-01 |author=Katie Hafner|date=2003-08-21 |work= |publisher=The New York Times]


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