Alumnus Terry L. Pepper Serves the Community in Levy Court
Terry L. Pepper, Democratic at-Large representative for Kent County Levy Court, was a member of the Terry Campus’ first graduating class of the Police Science Program in 1976.
“Delaware Tech was an affordable option that allowed me to work and put myself through college, and it had the degree that I needed,” Pepper said.
In 1965, when his father became a police officer, it inspired him to join law enforcement. After graduating from Dover High School, he enrolled in the College’s criminal justice degree program to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer.
Pepper later went on to graduate from the Delaware State Police Academy and to earn a bachelor’s degree in marketing/business administration from Delaware State University. Now a retired Delaware State Trooper, he is currently the policy advisor to Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
A lifelong Delawarean, Pepper has lived in Kent County for more than four decades with his wife Valarie Coyle Pepper. He has a connection to Kent County and aptitude for public service.
Notable projects he has spearheaded as a Levy Court Commissioner include the construction of the Kent County 911 Center, preservation of farmland and upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant.
Pepper’s personal life and professional career has come full circle and he credits Delaware Tech.
“My whole life is comprised of building blocks and Delaware Tech is one of them. Delaware Tech opened doors and gave me the opportunity to pursue a career in public service.”