Skip Dotherow, 2019–2020 Governor
Rotary International District 6880
District Governor James E. “Skip” Dotherow previously served as president of the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club, Assistant Governor, a member of the District Visioning team, and an instructor for the Rotary Leadership Institute.
He began his Rotary journey with the Rotary Club of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in 1990. He has been a member of three clubs: the Rotary Club of Abilene (TX), the Capitol Rotary Club of Montgomery (AL), and the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club 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 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, Alabama.
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 and 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; and 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.
Skip 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.