Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose professional accomplishments and achievements are exceptionally noteworthy and distinctive in his/her profession.

Charles H. Brandes '65Charles Brandes serves as Chairman of Brandes Investment Partners’  five-member Executive Committee and member of the firm’s Investment Oversight Committee. Charles founded Brandes Investment Partners in 1974.

A CFA, Charles has 46 years of investment experience, including being an acquaintance and student of Benjamin Graham, widely considered the father of value investing.

He is a board member of several organizations involved in scientific, eleemosynary and cultural work.

Charles received an economics degree in 1965, followed by graduate studies at San Diego State University.