Supported by a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Master of Science in accounting from Oklahoma State University, which he received in 1964 and 1982, respectively, Dwight Stoddard is recognized as a retired auditor and military serviceman. Following his receipt of his bachelor’s degree, he excelled as an audit manager for Oklahoma CareerTech for nearly 35 years, as well as served as a board member of the CareerTech Foundation. In recognition of his achievements at Oklahoma CareerTech, Mr. Stoddard was inducted into the Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame in 2013.
To remain abreast of developments in his field, Mr. Stoddard has maintained affiliation with the Oklahoma FFA Foundation for over 30 years, where he served as a board member, chairman and state election officer. Likewise, he has been the trustee chairman for Stillwater Elks Lodge in Oklahoma and is an owner of a chinchilla ranch. While pursuing his career, Mr. Stoddard dutifully served in the United States Army, where he advanced through the ranks to colonel between 1964 and 1994. During this time, he was also a company commander, battalion commander and brigade commander. For his accomplishments in the Army, he was honored with numerous decorations, such as three Meritorious Service Medals, three Armies of Validation Medals, a National Defense Service Medal and a Korean Service Ribbon.
Mr. Stoddard attributes much of his success to the influence of his father, who instilled in Mr. Stoddard the value of a diligent work ethic. Likewise, he credits his military career for his success in the field, which led him to accelerate promotions at Oklahoma CareerTech. As a testament to his success in the industry, he was honored with an Arch Alexander Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of State Directors, the Oklahoma FFA VIP and the National FFA VIP Awards. He has also been bestowed with a variety of other honorary awards during his career.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Stoddard would like to continue enjoying his well-deserved retirement. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing.