Andrew is a 2001 and 2002 graduate of the School of Business. He chose SIUE become it had a solid business school, was relatively close to home, and a great value. "Throw in a beautiful campus and it’s proximity to a metropolitan area and I was sold." While attending the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, Student Government Finance Board, Special Services Economics Tutor, Economics and Finance Graduate Assistantship, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society, and Order of Omega.
After graduation, Andrew moved to Springfield, IL and worked for the State of Illinois in the Office of Management and Budget. While in that position he was contacted and offered a position at AT&T by contacts he had made while a Graduate Assistant in the SIUE Economics and Finance Department. He is currently still employed by AT&T in St. Louis, MO in the finance organizations where he provides financial analysis and cost modeling support to various AT&T subsidiaries. His wife, Jen (Rotter) Sanders, is a SIUE graduate school alumna. Together, they have two young boys, Nolan and Garrett, who keep both of them on our toes. They reside in Glen Carbon and love to take advantage of the numerous walking trails, parks, and family amenities in the area. In his free time, Andrew likes to read, run, homebrew and play softball.
Andrew was interested in participating in the SIUE Homecoming committee because he enjoyed his time at SIUE and is proud of his alma mater. "I truly believe SIUE is an “up and coming” school and have enjoyed watching its progress." Serving on the Homecoming committee will give him an opportunity to both stay connected with and give something back to the University. Andrew has many great SIUE memories and says it is hard to select just one. "I look fondly back on socializing with friends around the large tables in the Morris University Center cafeteria, finding that great hidden study spot in the Lovejoy Library, helping to charter the Phi Kappa Psi chapter on campus, and landing a Graduate Assistantship which ultimately led to my current job."