Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton

Demonstrating the value of a UK business education

Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration. Coupling his business degree and keen business knowledge, Mr. Gatton saw a successful career in automobile dealerships, banking and real estate. His success has become our success. In 1995 Mr. Gatton invested $14 million into the College enabling us to continue offering a quality educational experience. His gift to the College of Business and Economics was the largest in the history of the University at that time. Because of this, the Board of Trustees renamed the College in his honor. Today, Mr. Gatton remains highly involved with the College through our Business Partnership Foundation.