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Charles Allen Sanders ‘85 Named Executive Director of Pulp and Paper Advisory Board

Charles Allen Sanders has been named executive director of the Pulp and Paper Advisory Board at the NC State College of Natural Resources. He brings more than 30 years in the paper industry to the board. 

“My goal is to grow the Pulp and Paper Advisory Board and continue to supply incentive for the best students to embark on a career in this field,” Sanders said. “Biomaterial engineering, specifically cellulose-based, is a path forward toward an opportunity to improve sustainability.”

Sanders is a 1985 alumnus of the college’s Paper Science and Engineering program. He also holds a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum University in Tennessee. Sanders formerly served as a mill manager for six manufacturing complexes with three companies, in addition to serving as vice president for RockTenn and Resolute Forest Products.

In his new role as executive director of the Pulp and Paper Advisory Board, Sanders will serve as an interface between the advisory board and corporate and individual contributors and manage day-to-day activities of the board. He will also work to establish goals and objectives to grow the endowment and assist in alumni communications. 

“The world looks to initiatives such as ours and the Sustainable Alternative Fiber Initiative led by Ronalds Gonzales to provide sustainable alternatives that benefit everyone,” Sanders said. “I want to attract the best minds and talent that are interested in making a better future.”