Notable alumni

Union alumni are world-changers. They come from different backgrounds, follow varied educational paths and go forth to make a real difference — as educators, authors, public servants, social activists and more. It's truly inspiring to see how many of them have used their Union education as a springboard for achieving great things. We are proud of each and every one. Here, we share some of their accomplishments.

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  • Art
  • Social Justice
  • Education
  • Writing
  • Public Service

Betty Fox Cooper, Ph.D.

Author of "Family...Vital to Us and Society"

  • Ph.D. '90

Betty R. Jones, Ph.D.

Author of "Dying to Live: A Rebel's Journey out of the Abyss. A Minister's Personal Journey of Trials and Triumphs"

  • Ph.D. '16

Bisa French

Chief of Police

  • 2020-Present
  • Richmond Police Department
  • Richmond, California

Brandon Barnes


  • 2020-Present
  • Sutter County Sheriff Department
  • Sutter County, California

Brian Kalinowski

Chief of Police

  • 2022 – Present
  • Galt Police Department
  • Galt, California

Brian Martin


  • 2014-Present
  • County Sheriff's Department
  • Lake County, California

Carl E. Moyler, Ph.D.

Author of "On Freedom and Revolt: A Comparative Investigation"

  • Ph.D. '00

Chad Butler

Chief of Police

  • 2017-Present
  • Rocklin Police Department
  • Rocklin, California