Perhaps the legacy of an institution of higher learning is the success of its alumni. That is true for Terry Dotson, chairman of the University of Pikeville’s Board of Trustees. Dotson, who is president and CEO of Worldwide Equipment Enterprises, was recently named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.
With 14 full service dealerships, 6 satellite parts stores and 14 leasing locations strategically located throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia, Worldwide Equipment and its subsidiaries make up one of the largest truck dealerships in the world.
A native of Grundy, Va., Dotson grew up in Pike County and is an alumnus of Pikeville College. In 2011, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, the first to bear the University of Pikeville seal following the institution's move to university status last year.
A member of the University's Board of Trustees since 1987, Dotson has provided leadership as chairman for 16 years. Often calling his work on the board a “true labor of love,” Dotson was instrumental in bringing the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine to Eastern Kentucky. In the community and region, he has served on several boards and commissions, including the East Kentucky Exposition Center, Community Trust Bank, Mountain Christian Academy, Boy Scouts of America and the Floyd County Board of Education.
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