Elected1983; Life Trustee 2003
A 1962 Grinnell graduate with a double major in chemistry and zoology, Dr. Sandler participated in football and basketball as an undergraduate. He recently retired as an orthopedic surgeon from Mezona Orthopedic Professional Association. Former President of the Medical Staff of Mesa Lutheran Hospital and past Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Sandler and his wife Rita have made over 30 trips to countries such as Brazil, Peru, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Pakistan as a volunteer medical team operating primarily on congenital deformities in children. Dr. Sandler serves as a Trustee for Sunshine Acres Children's Home in Mesa, Arizona, and is a member of the advisory board for Banner Health of Arizona. In 1996, he was named Mesa's Man of the Year for his humanitarian efforts at home and abroad.