MIAMI board





Miami University has been producing all-time greats in the world of sports through the generations. The country's 10th oldest public university has provided many of our country's most important and influential sports figures.

Walter Alston – Baseball

  • Jerry Angelo – Football
  • "Red" Earl Blaik – Football
  • Paul Brown – Football
  • Carmen Cozza – Football
  • Paul Dietzel – Football
  • Bill Doran – Baseball
  • Adam Eaton- Baseball
  • Wayne Embry – Baseball
  • Weeb Ewbank – Football
  • Jim Gordan – Olympian, Track & Field
  • Bud Haidet – Athletic Director
  • John Harbaugh – Football
  • Ron Harper – Basketball
  • Terry Hoeppner- Football
  • Charlie Leibrandt – Baseball
  • Bill Mallory – Football
  • Marvin Miller – Baseball
  • William Mulliken – Olympian, Swimming
  • Ara Parseghian – Football
  • Ben Roethlisberger – Football
  • Chris Rose- Baseball- MLB 
  • Bo Schembechler – Football
  • Bob Schul – Olympian, Track & Field
  • Wally Szczerbiak – Basketball
  • Jackie (Walther) Walker – Women’s Gymnastics
  • Randy Walker – Football
  • Ron Zook – Football


From former U.S. President Benjamin Harrison to Adam Bain, the head of revenue at Twitter, Miami University has gifted the world historical figures, influential artists, innovative business people, and community leaders for nearly 200 years. We encourage all of our students to leave their mark on the world.

Government, military, public administration Mike DeWine, current Attorney General (OH) and former US Senator (OH)
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893)
Maria Cantwell, current U.S. Senator (WA)

General Joseph Ralston- United States Air Force, 4 Star General

Paul Ryan, 2012 Republican VP Candidate and current U.S. Representative (WI) 

Susan Brooks, US Congresswoman (IN)

Journalism, literature, media, entertainment Ira Berkow, sports writer, New York Times
Bill Hemmer, Fox News Channel anchor
Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize Winner, First African-American U.S. Poet laureate, Consultant to the Library of Congress
Dave Fleming, writer ESPN
Mark Hentemann, Executive Producer, The Family Guy

Theology David Swing, noted 19th century preacher and liberal theologian; confidant of Abraham Lincoln.
Joseph Pomeroy Widney, co-founder of the Church of the Nazarene and the Church of the All-Father.
Walter Wangerin, Jr., theologian and award-winning author
Robert Destro, scholar and expert on freedom of speech and religion


Business Brad Alford, Retired Chairman & CEO of Nestle USA
Adam Bain, President, Global Revenue, Twitter
Richard E. Heckert, former CEO of DuPont
Jack Rogers, Former Chairman & CEO of United Parcel Service(UPS)
John Walter, former President and Chairman of AT&T

Academia John Alexander Anderson, former Congressman from Kansas, consul to Egypt, and second President of Kansas State University
Ronald Crutcher, President of Wheaton College
Bob Destro, former member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Grayson L. Kirk, former president, Columbia University
Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for President Bill Clinton, current president of the University of Miami (Florida)

Arts Ray Combs, Family Feud game show host
Brad Moore, Drummer, Korean Pop Band, Busker Busker
John Timmons, lead singer for pop/rock band Razor's Edge
Kate Voegele, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist
Nick Lachey, pop musician

Science Benjamin Lee, theoretical physicist
Ernest H. Volwiler, former chairman, Abbott Labs and co-inventor, Pentothal
Joseph Pomeroy Widney, physician
John Shaw Billings, Civil War battlefield surgeon and author