David Roth enrolled at Millikin University in 1958. After joining the Air Force Reserve program in June 1960, he returned to Millikin in 1961 and graduated two years later. While at Millikin, David was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and majored in Accounting. Upon graduation, he became an employees of the Treasury Department as an IRS agent.
David began a career in self-employment in 1965 building and operating car washes, convenience stores, laundries and restaurants. He also developed residential and commercial property in Illinois, Missouri, Arizona and Washington.
David's businesses have included lodging, retail, graphics, manufacturing and distribution facilities, banking, oil and gas, and a winery and brewery.
David has been married to Mabel Weiss Roth for 53 years. They have two children and a daughter-in-law that have graduated from Millikin, along with seven grandchildren.
David was honored as the 2010 Millikin Alumnus of the Year.