In addition to his position at UP, Dr. Hawat is a Principal at Catalyst Partners, and serves as Chairman of the National Visiting Committee for the National CyberWatch Center (NCC). Funded by the National Science Foundation, NCC’s mission is to support cyber security education and workforce development solutions for the nation.
Dr. Hawat was Senior VP for Operations and Global Initiatives at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Prior to FIT, he spent nearly three decades at Valencia College in Orlando. He held the position of Special Assistant to the President and Senior Executive for Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development. His previous positions at the college included Dean of Architecture, Engineering and Technology as well as Department Chair of Business, Computer Technology, Engineering and Public Services.
Dr. Hawat holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, a Doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Management Development program.