Jasper attorney elected ACHE chairman

Special to the Eagle
Posted 12/12/18

Jasper attorney Charles Edward (Ed) Sanders Jr. has been elected chair of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). Sanders was appointed to the Commission in 2012, by then-Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey.

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Jasper attorney elected ACHE chairman

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Jasper attorney Charles Edward (Ed) Sanders Jr. has been elected chair of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). Sanders was appointed to the Commission in 2012, by then-Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey.

Sanders’ leadership will be critical in the higher education community as Alabama begins a new quadrennial with many new lawmakers and changes on education committees in the House and Senate.

“I am looking forward to working with all sectors of Alabama’s higher education community to prepare students for entry into a competitive and global workplace,” said Sanders. “In addition to the statutory responsibilities of the Commission, we want to continue to be advocates for higher education and the students we serve.”

“The educational knowledge and legal expertise combined in Chairman Sanders’ leadership skills will serve Alabama well in his role as chairman of the Commission,” said ACHE Executive Director Jim Purcell.

Sanders holds a bachelor of arts in Economics from Rhodes College and a juris doctor from the University of Alabama. He is a general partner with the law firm of Maddox, Thornley and Sanders.

He is past president of the Walker County Bar Association and serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church, Jasper.

He and his wife Mary have two children, Ned, who is in graduate school at the University of Alabama, and Bonnie, an undergraduate student at Auburn University.

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education, founded in 1969, is the state coordinating board for all public institutions of higher Education. The board is comprised of 12 members from throughout Alabama.