Don A. Sanders

Don Sanders


1980 Named SHSU Distinguished Alumnus
2007 COBA Wall of Honor Recipient

Don Sanders is a 1958 graduate of Sam Houston State Teachers College. He served as the Business Administration Club president while a student and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State. He recieved a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

He began his career at E.F. Hutton in 1959 as an Account Executive, later becoming one of its leading brokers, Executive Vice President, and a member of the Board of Directors of E.F. Hutton. In 1987 he resigned to form Sanders-Morris-Mundy, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and a director and Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Sanders is a former owner of the Houston Sports Association and the Houston Astros Baseball Club. With Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, Sanders is co-owner of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, owning the Astros' Class AAA Round Rock Express and Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks.

The baseball stadium, part of the Bearkat Athletic Complex, was named in appreciaiton of his financial contributions.

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