NEW PORT RICHEY — Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday appointed four new members to the Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando Community College. Appointments, which must be confirmed by the state Senate, include:
• Kathy Burke, 56, of Hernando Beach. She is a vice president of Health Management Associates Inc. She has previously held positions at hospitals in Indian River County, Charlotte County and Hialeah. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of New York and a master's in business administration from Kennedy Western University. She would succeed Irvin Homer for a term ending May 31, 2015.
• Leonard Johnson, 54, of Dade City. A lawyer, he has also previously served on a fundraising board for PHCC and also served as a board member for Pasco Regional Medical Center and Downtown Dade City Main Street. He has bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Florida. He would succeed Thomas Weightman for a term ending May 31, 2015.
• Morris Porton, 65, of Spring Hill. He is an executive in the Hernando division of Florida Traditions Bank and has 44 years of banking experience. He also served on PHCC's fundraising board and is a reserve deputy for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University. He would succeed Deborah Kilgore for a term ending May 31, 2013.
• Victor Young, 41, of Land O'Lakes. He owns Lamborghini and BMW dealerships in Sarasota and is a board member at Manatee Rural Health Care. He would succeed Gary Worthley for a term ending May 31, 2014.