Scott D. Howat, Vice-Chair

Scott Howat was appointed by former Governor Charlie Crist to Seminole State's District Board of Trustees for a term beginning Aug. 17, 2007. He was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a term beginning December 4, 2015, and ending May 31, 2019.

Scott Howat

Howat brings with him 20 years of experience in education, beginning with his first position as a social studies teacher and baseball coach at University High School. In 2002, he was appointed to the position of assistant principal at University by Superintendent Ronald Blocker, serving in that capacity for four years. 

In March 2006, Howat was appointed by Blocker as the senior director of labor and legislative relations for Orange County Public Schools, where he continues to serve. 

Howat is a member of the Florida Education Legislative Liaisons and served as president from 2008-2010. He is also a member of the Florida Educational Negotiators.

In 2013, Howat was named the 2013 Florida Trustee of the Year by the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Trustee Commission. He was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees for four consecutive one-year terms starting in 2010.

Howat graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. in political science. He earned his master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida.

His wife, Catherine, is a kindergarten teacher at Southwood Elementary. Howat is also a proud father of two children, Marisa and Mason. His family attends Summit Church in Orlando.

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