Alumni Leaders

Join us in celebrating The College Leaders

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences proudly recognizes our exceptional alumni through The College Leaders program. Our leaders are distinguished individuals who bring honor to Arizona State University and the college through their personal successes in business, research and community service. Each member showcases extraordinary leadership skills while driving positive change locally and internationally. 

Our impressive list of 50+ leaders share a passion for education, an appreciation for the arts and sciences and a record of remarkable achievements. Every year, we’ll add new members to our growing network of ASU alumni who have continuously demonstrated excellence and learned to thrive.  

Robert Kestelik


Bachelor of Arts in the School of International Letters and Cultures, Japanese
1994

Michael Convey


Bachelor's degree in English
1982

Cheryl Najafi


Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Communication
1992, 1996

Reyna Montoya


Transborder Studies and Political Science
2012

Clinton Ang


Psychology and Computer Information Systems
1994

Melanie Katzman


Master's and PhD degrees in psychology
1982 and 1985

Nikki Halle

Realtor
Bachelor of Arts in communication
1988

Charles "Spike" Lawrence

Entrepreneur and Businessman
Bachelor of Arts in history
1993

Teresa Brandt

Senior director at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
2000

Stephen Roe Lewis

Governor of the Gila River Indian Community
Bachelor of Science in American Indian Studies

Kara Keenan Goldin

Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
1989

Nick Lambesis

Founder of The Lambesis Agency
MA English Literature (’74) and Humanities (’72)
1972

Daniel Kolk

Senior Director of Product Development at Hologic
PhD Molecular Genetics
1992

Najla Arekat

Vice President/Wealth Advisor at BBVA Compass
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
1997

Jon Hunter

Worldwide head of sales for digital service management at BMC
BS Criminal Justice/Police Science, Minor in Political Science
1994