Board of Trustees Update
The next regularly scheduled Trustees meeting will be held Monday, December 9, 2019
at 9 AM in the Building 8 (Public Safety Institute), 3rd Floor Board Room on the Melbourne
Campus, 3865 N. Wickham Road.
Read the EFSC Board of Trustees Policy Governance Manual last updated in June 2019.
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 named Chair of the Board in August 2017, a position he previously held from August
2011-14 and again for the 2015-16 academic year. He 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 also appointed him to the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees for a term that began July 15, 2015, and ends May 31, 2019. Howse is the Vice Chair of the Board for the 2017-18 academic year.
Moses L. Harvin Sr. is President and CEO of American Services Technology, Inc., a company that serves federal agencies including the Air Force, Army, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Energy. The Melbourne resident was the first African American elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, and was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees for Claflin University in South Carolina. Harvin is a member of the following organizations: Civilian and Military Council, Eastern Florida State College Foundation Board of Governors, National Minority Supplier Development Council, National Contract Management Association, Florida/NASA Business Incubation Center (TRDA), United Way of Brevard, Association of the United States Army, Lead Brevard, Host of Brevard, National Space Club and Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Harvin received an undergraduate degree from Claflin University and a Master's Degree from Webster University. He received his commission in the U.S. Army from South Carolina State University. In a distinguished military career during which he rose to the rank of major, Harvin received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Joint Service Medal. Badges include the U.S. Army Ranger Tab. Harvin was first appointed to the College's Board of Trustees for a term beginning November 8, 2011 and reappointed in July 2015 for a term that ends May 31, 2019. He served as the Board's Chair from August 2016 to August 2017 following a one-year term as Vice Chair.
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 and ends in 2022.
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 for a four-year term that began in July 2018 and ends in 2022.