Summer 2018 Keynote Speaker
Mr. Kenneth R. Huewitt
Texas State University Distinguished Alumnus
Friday, August 10, 2018
2:00 p.m. Ceremony
Mr. Kenneth R. Huewitt has more than 25 years of experience in the audit and finance industries. He began his career as an auditor with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General. He has held a variety of roles during his career including Senior Audit Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Senior Associate for Coopers & Lybrand, and Regional Director of Finance for The ServiceMaster Corporation. After leaving ServiceMaster, he joined the Finance Team at the Houston Independent School District. Over his first 11 years with the district, he served as the Controller focusing on Budgets, Payroll, Treasury, Food Services Accounting, General Accounting, and Bond Fund Accounting. Afterwards, he served as deputy superintendent and chief financial officer where his duties ranged from developing sound accounting policies and procedures for effectively administering the district’s $1.8 billion general operating budget to overseeing the strategic operations until he was named interim superintendent in March 2016.
In December 2016, Huewitt joined Texas Southern University as the Vice President of Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer where he is responsible for maintaining the University’s financial records, developing and maintaining operating policies and procedures, and providing oversight for all offices under the Administrative and Finance Division.
Huewitt was recognized as the 2015 award winner of the Council of the Great Cities Schools Chief Financial Officer of the Year. This honor is recognized annually and is bestowed upon Chief Financial Officers in urban school districts who exemplify professionalism, commitment, integrity, strong leadership, and advocacy for all students.
Huewitt holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and The Institute of Internal Auditors. He served as Chairman of the Texas State Development Foundation Board, member of the T–Association Board, and is a past-president of the Alumni Association Board.
While attending Texas State, he was a member of the back-to-back National Championship football teams in 1981 and 1982. In 2007, Huewitt was an inductee into the T-Association’s Hall of Honor, the highest honor for any athlete at Texas State.
In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by Texas State University and the Texas State Alumni Association.
He is married to Pamela Huewitt and they are the proud parents of two children, Hunter (Texas State 2015) and Hailey (LSU 2017).