Robert D. Charles '87

Biography: 

Active at Dartmouth since fall 1983, Bob participated on the Track & Field and Football teams, completed the Granada, Spain LSA program, and was appointed LSA apprentice teacher twice. Bob has fervently served the College, the great Class of 1987, Alumni Council, and alumni clubs of Washington (DC), New York, Boston, Dallas, London (UK), and Detroit. Past volunteer roles include serving as a member of the Alumni Council’s Nominating and Trustee Search Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee (chair), Academic Affairs Committee, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. An active admissions interviewer, mentor, and DCF volunteer, Bob prides himself on maintaining a healthy read on the pulse of Dartmouth’s past, present, and future perspectives.

After graduating, Bob worked for JP Morgan Chase (NY), earned an MBA from Harvard University, and held executive positions with Exxon (TX), Bain (TX), CSC Index (UK/NY), and Ford Motor Credit (MI), as well as multiple early-stage entities. He serves as managing partner of North Star Advisors, a boutique direct-investment consultancy, as well as director of several private companies and trustee of numerous non-profits. A Washington, DC native, Bob resides in West Bloomfield, MI with his wife of 25 years, Christine, and two children, Rachel and Bobby.