January 31, 2011

Memorial service for Keith Sanders is Feb. 11

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A celebration and remembrance of the life of former Southern Illinois University Trustee Keith R. Sanders, Ph.D. will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in Shyrock Auditorium on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. A reception will follow. Sanders, 71, passed away at his home on Jan. 12 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Sanders served as an SIU trustee from 2004 until his death. He earned two degrees from his alma mater and was a member of the SIUC academy for more than 20 years, including serving as dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts from 1983-1989.

Sanders and his wife Carol endowed a scholarship for high-achieving, low-income Franklin County students to achieve their dreams at SIUC. Memorials can be made to that fund at the SIU Foundation, 1235 Douglas Drive, Mailcode 6805, Carbondale, IL 62901, designated for the Keith and Carol Sanders Alumni Scholarship.