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James E. “Skip” Dotherow, - District Governor Elect

Skip DotherowJames E. “Skip” Dotherow will serve as District Governor in 2019-2020. He previously served as President of the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club, Assistant Governor, a member of the District Visioning team as well as serving as an instructor for the Rotary Leadership Institute.

He began is Rotary journey with the Rotary Club of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in 1990. He has been a member of 3 clubs, the Rotary Club of Abilene (TX), the Capitol Rotary Club of Montgomery (AL) and the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club, Montgomery (AL). As a member of the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club he chaired the Citizens to Service Award program for two years. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.

Dr. Dotherow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, History from Auburn University, Montgomery, a Master of Education degree from Auburn University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Policy from the University of Oregon.

Now retired, he served as the senior institutional advancement officer at Tift College (GA), St. Leo College (FL), Mobile College (AL), Oregon Tech (OR), McMurry University (TX) and Lees McRae (NC). He served as the founding Executive Director for the Mobile Infirmary Medical Foundation in Mobile AL.

He currently is a Senior Fellow with the Educational Policy Center in the College of Education at the University of Alabama. The Center conducts research on PELL Grants, Funding Formulas and various topics as requested. He serves on dissertation committees a teaches in the College of Education.

He is active in community affairs, serving as past chairman of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Wright Flyers; chapter and state president of the Air Force Association; Past Post Commander, Post 4176, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He currently serves on the Air University Foundation board of trustees and the Montgomery Area Food Bank board of directors. He is veteran of 33 years.

Dotherow and his wife, Terry, are members of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery. They have a married daughter who lives in Tuscaloosa and a son attending Georgia Southern University to pursue his Doctorate in Public Health. Their Golden Retriever, Molly, can be seen regularly on Skip’s Facebook page.

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