NEW ALBANY, Ind. — It is with great regret we announce that Judge Carlton Sanders, longtime friend and supporter of Indiana University Southeast, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.
Sanders, an IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion recipient and a member of the Indiana University President’s Circle, devoted much of his life to enhancing the quality of education IU Southeast offers its students.
As an IU Southeast School of Business alumnus, Sanders made many significant contributions to Indiana University and IU Southeast over the years. At IU Southeast, Sanders and his wife, Sue, have supported the Honors Program, the Judge Carlton E. and Sue Sanders Chair in Business and Economics and the Sanders Speaker Series Endowment.
Together they helped to create The Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders Professional Sales Center, The Sanders Financial Markets Lab, the Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders International Study Scholarship, the Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders Laboratory for Nursing Education. He also served on the alumni board and advisory council at IU Southeast.
“Judge Sanders was a driving force here at IU Southeast in terms of the many philanthropic endeavors he and his wife Sue were involved in,” Chancellor Ray Wallace said.
“Judge Sanders always had the students’ best interests at heart, and that was evident in his committed personal and financial support to this school. The IU Southeast community mourns his loss and joins many other organizations throughout Southern Indiana in honoring his memory. We will all miss this great man.”
In the coming months, IU Southeast will dedicate the Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders Professional Sales Center in the School of Business to promote selling skill development in the Kentuckiana region to business and non-business majors alike.
In October, the Sanders were on campus to celebrate receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor bestowed by the governor of Indiana, for their service to the state.
In addition to donating to Indiana University and IU Southeast, he and Sue Sanders also gave back to the Southern Indiana community through involvement in the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, LifeSpring Mental Health, Metro United Way Harrison County, the Salvation Army and other organizations.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Sanders’ family and acknowledge, with sincere appreciation, his legacy of caring and dedication.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial will be in St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery near Corydon. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Indiana University Foundation for the benefit of Indiana University Southeast.
More on Judge Carlton Sanders
Judge Carlton Sanders Obituary (News and Tribune, Nov. 1, 2016)
A couple of givers: The Sanders have contributed more than $3 million to IU Southeast (News and Tribune, July 1, 2013)
IUS nursing students hone skills in new lab (Courier-Journal, Jan. 23, 2015)
IU Southeast gets $700,000 donation to fund Professional Sales Center (News and Tribune, Feb. 11, 2016)