Stan Lathan (1967 graduate) won his first NAACP Image Award for directing The Steve Harvey Show on February 12, 2000.
Lathan’s TV directing/producing credits also include Sesame Street, Roc, Martin, The Redd Foxx Show, Sanford and Son, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Def Comedy Jam, Def Poetry Jam, Amen, Frank’s Place, Moesha, The Waltons, Falcon Crest, Soul Train, and others.
His film credits include Amazing Grace (1974), Beat Street (1984), Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983), and Waist Deep (2006).
While at Penn State, Lathan was president of the Jazz Club and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He has five children, including actress Sanaa Lathan.