Howell Elected Board Vice-Chair
Atlanta — June 14, 2000
Regent Hilton H. Howell, Jr. has been elected to a one-year term as vice-chair of the Board of Regents, the 16-member governing body for the University System of Georgia. Howell will assume his duties at the August 8, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents and will serve through June 30, 2001.
Former Governor Zell Miller appointed Howell to the Board of Regents as a member-at-large in 1997. Prior to being named a regent, Howell served from 1993 to 1997 on the board of the Georgia Department of Human Resources, a position to which he also was appointed by Gov. Miller.
“Georgia is a state with a strong commitment to education and I am proud to have been asked to serve in this leadership role for the University System of Georgia,” Howell said. “I look forward to working with my fellow regents on a number of key public higher education issues during the coming year.”
Howell is president and chief executive officer of Atlantic American Corporation, an insurance holding company. He also is executive vice president of Delta Life Insurance Company and Delta Fire & Casualty Company, as well as vice president, secretary and director of the Bull Run Corporation and a director of Gray Communications Systems, Inc. Prior to locating to Atlanta with Atlantic American, Howell was in private law practice in Houston, Texas.
Howell earned a B.A. degree in 1984 and a J.D. (cum laude) in 1988 from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and his M.B.A. in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business.
Howell and his wife, Robin, have two children. The family lives in Atlanta.
The Board of Regents is a constitutional body that governs and manages the University System of Georgia, comprised of 34 public colleges and universities. Currently, more than 200,000 students are enrolled in System institutions and there are more than 30,000 faculty and staff.