A military brat from Florida, Robertson came to San Angelo when his dad retired and went to work for GTE. After earning his ASU business degree, he eventually ended up in Austin as an institutional bond broker. He started Dreher Investment Services in Austin, moved the company to San Angelo in 1995, and has since hired several ASU alumni.
Upon his return, Robertson also became active in the ASU Alumni Association. As president in 2002, he was heavily involved in the building of the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center. In 2006, he was asked to lead the “ASU Coalition” in its initiative to transition ASU to the TTUS.
We have a large network of devoted alumni all over the country.
Charles D. “Dick” Robertson
“I got the Alumni Association, ASU faculty, ASU Student Government Association, City of San Angelo, Tom Green County and several other groups to join the coalition,” Robertson said. “We supported Rep. Drew Darby’s efforts in the 2007 legislative session to move ASU into the Texas Tech System.”
“We were the first Texas school to ever request legislation to change systems,” he added. “But with lots of help from our state government representatives, it got through on the first vote. It was quite an experience, and it has been great ever since, as far as I’m concerned.”
Quick to credit the many others involved in the TTUS transition, Robertson humbly embodies his role as a dedicated alumnus supporting his alma mater.
“We have a large network of devoted alumni all over the country,” Robertson said. “We are a huge resource of support for ASU, whether it’s by monetary gifts, recruiting students, job placement for graduates, or supporting campus programs and athletics. If you have actively involved alumni, your chances for success as an institution are enhanced dramatically.”
For his remarkable and ongoing support of ASU, the Alumni Association has named Robertson a 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.
“I’m proud and honored,” he said. “I was very surprised and pleased when they told me. This is a really big deal for me.”