The Utah State Board of Education recently changed the name of the Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in honor of Sandersonís contributions to the state's deaf community.
Sanderson, 83, who has been deaf since age 11, was the first deaf person in Utah to receive a doctorate in education. He served as president of the National Association of the Deaf and worked as a state coordinator for the deaf until he retired in 1985. Sanderson graduated from Gallaudet in 1941, and later was a member of Gallaudetís Board of Trustees in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Posted: 15 Aug 2003