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Governor appoints three to Board of Trustees

Students walk past the clocktower at Seminole State's Oviedo Campus.

Gov. Rick Scott has announced the reappointment of Scott D. Howat, and the appointments of Wendy H. Brandon, and Jonathan "Alex" Setzer to the Seminole State College of Florida District Board of Trustees.

Howat, chairman of the BOT since 2007, was appointed to a term beginning on Sept. 27 and ending on May 31, 2015. Howat, 42, of Winter Park, is senior director of labor and legislative relations for Orange County Public Schools and has held various roles with the school district, including teacher and assistant principal, since 1991. 

Brandon, 42, of Sanford, has been the chief executive officer of Central Florida Regional Hospital since 2008. She has been a member of the Foundation for Seminole State College Board of Directors since 2009 and is chairman of the Foundation's Presidents' Club. Brandon is also the executive committee director at the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of the Sanford Rotary Club since 2009. She succeeds Lisa Greer and is appointed for a term beginning Sept. 27 and ending May 31, 2014.

Setzer, 31, of Lake Mary, is the owner and manager of Orange and Blue Consulting and a Seminole State alumnus. Previously, he was chief deputy for the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections from 2005 to 2009. He is the vice chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County and a member of the Seminole State College Presidents' Club. Setzer received his associate degree from Seminole State and bachelor's degree from Florida State University. He succeeds Charles "Chick" Gregg and is appointed for a term beginning Sept. 27 and ending May 31, 2015.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

The Board of Trustees, made up of five members appointed by the governor, meets monthly to oversee the operations of the College.

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