The 2015 USC graduate is among 32 Americans to be honored with a scholarship to the University of Oxford. The son of Mexican immigrants, De Los Santos graduated with USC’s Order of the Laurel and Palm, the university’s highest honor for graduating undergraduates.
The USC alumnus, one of the world’s most influential living architects, is presented the nation’s highest civilian honor. The award highlights men and women who have contributed profoundly to the culture, security or national interests of the United States or to world peace.
With the university’s oldest building as a dramatic backdrop, USC celebrates its most visionary and generous supporters. The Widney Society is made up of benefactors who have donated $1 million or more in gifts or pledges over a lifetime.
Brian Peck, a top international trade specialist in Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, will launch the USC Center for Transnational Law and Business, which aims to promote policy analysis and debate to help international businesses deal with complex trade and compliance policies around the world.