Special Assistant to the President and Senior Executive for Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development
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Dr. Gaby N. Hawat
With over 25 years experience, most notably in the fields of education and science, Dr. Hawat is currently the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Executive for Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Gaby N. Hawat holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, a Doctorate degree in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Management Development program.
He is a tenured professor of Engineering and Technology and a global executive and development consultant specializing in higher education. In his previous positions at Valencia, Dr. Hawat served as the Dean of Architecture, Engineering and Technology and Senior Project Director, New Campus Initiatives and Economic Development. He also served as the Department chair for Business, Computer Technology, Engineering, and Public Services.
Dr. Hawat is the recipient of numerous local and national awards and recognitions including the National Collegiate Engineering Award, the National Collegiate Leadership Award, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award, and the Scholastic All-American Award.
Dr. Hawat has extensive experience working with High Tech industries, Federal, State, and local elected officials and agencies, and various organizations, universities and colleges across the nation. Dr. Hawat has established a proven track record for the acquisition and administration of numerous local, state, and federal grants. In addition to serving the National Science Foundation to evaluate and review grants and projects, he serves on a number of boards for education, high-tech, area chambers, as well as science and leadership councils.