Board of Trustees Update
The next scheduled Trustees meeting is Monday, August 9, 2021 at 9 AM.
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Eastern Florida State College
District Board of Trustees
A Brevard County resident since 1987, Alan Landman received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Florida in 1984 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University
of Florida in 1987. Landman worked for one of Brevard's largest law firms until 1993
when he started his own practice specializing in criminal and family law. He is a
member of the Florida Bar as well as four United States District Courts, the Supreme
Court of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. Landman was nationally recognized
in 2004 when one of his criminal trials was aired on Court T.V. In 1999, Florida Today
named him as the top DUI attorney in Brevard County after an analysis of more than
10,000 cases. Landman was appointed to a four-year term on the Eighteenth Circuit
Judicial Nominating Commission in 2008 by Gov. Charlie Crist, and reappointed for
another four-year term in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scott. Landman served as President for
the Indian Harbour Beach Little League and has contributed or been involved with numerous
community schools and charities. He was first appointed to the Board (succeeding Clarence
McCotter) for a term that started June 19, 2009 and ended May 31, 2013. Gov. Scott
reappointed Landman for a second four-year term in 2013 and reappointed him for a
third term in July 2017 that runs through 2021. Landman was renamed Chair of the Board in August 2020, a position he has held since the 2017-18
academic year. He was also board chair from August 2011-14 and again for the 2015-16
academic year. Landman also served as Board Vice Chair from August 2014 to August
2015 and again for the 2016-17 academic year.
Ronald Howse is a professional engineer, licensed in the state of Florida, and president of a development, engineering and land planning company. The Cocoa resident received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is a former Board Member of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, former Board Member of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, and former Assistant Director of the Public Works for the City of Altamonte Springs. He was first appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist and then twice by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Transportation Commission that helps guide the state’s transportation policy and currently serves on the panel. Gov. Scott appointed Howse to the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Gov. Scott appointed him to the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees for a term that began July 15, 2015. He was reappointed for another four year term in January 2021 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Howse is the Vice Chair of the Board, a position he has held since the 2017-18 academic year.
Winston Scott is a Senior Vice President at the Florida Institute of Technology, also known as Florida Tech, and former NASA astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions in 1996 and 1997, logging over 24 days in space and conducting three spacewalks with nearly 20 hours outside the spacecraft. He is a former Navy Captain who also served as Vice President of Student Affairs at Florida State University and Executive Director of the Florida Space Authority. Scott earned a Bachelor Degree in music education from FSU and his Masters Degree in aeronautical engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. Gov. DeSantis appointed Scott to the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees in March 2021, with the position subject to the final approval of the Florida Senate during the current legislative session.
Bruce Deardoff is the chairman of Deardoff Automotive Group, which is comprised of several auto dealerships in Central Florida, including Island Mercury, Jaguar and Land Rover on Merritt Island. The dealerships employ more than 350 people. He is also a former member of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners, appointed in early 2010 to fill a vacant seat. He won election to the post later that year and was reelected in 2012. Deardoff helped guide the Port through a period of unprecedented growth that included more than $1 billion in capital spending on new projects. The work strengthened the Port’s role as an important engine of economic growth along the Space Coast and in Central Florida. A Brevard County businessman for more than 30 years, he has also dedicated countless hours to civic organizations and philanthropic causes. Deardoff received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Fordham University in New York. Gov. Rick Scott appointed him to the EFSC Board of Trustees for a four-year term that began in July 2018. Gov. Ron DeSantis reappointed Deardoff to a second four-year term in January 2021.
Dr. Edgar Figueroa is a trauma surgeon at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, where many people owe their lives to his surgical skill. As a member of the Health First Foundation Board, he was instrumental in raising awareness and funds to launch the hospital’s trauma center. He has also been a leader in bringing state-of-the-art robotics to the operating room. His many other accomplishments include serving as vice president of Holmes’ medical staff and chair of its Credentials Committee, and as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Director at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a member of the American College of Physician Executives. Prior to coming to Holmes Regional Medical Center, Dr. Figueroa was a surgeon at Hollywood Medical Center, Memorial Regional Hospital Trauma Center and Mount Sinai Hospital, all in South Florida. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Puerto Rico and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Central del Este also in Puerto Rico. Gov. Rick Scott appointed him to the EFSC Board of Trustees in July 2018 and he was reappointed to a new four-year term by Gov. Ron DeSantis in January 2021.