Leonard Johnson is the new chair of the Pasco-Hernando State College district board of trustees, set to serve the 2014-15 academic year after a vote in the board’s July meeting.
Johnson, a Dade City attorney, is a shareholder at Johnson Auvil Pratico & Chane PA, where he practices real estate law, business and banking law, construction law, and estate planning.
Born in Thomasville, Georgia, Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. He has practiced in Pasco County and the surrounding areas since 1981.
Morris Porton of Spring Hill was elected as vice chair. He is a retired senior vice president from Florida Traditions Bank, and had served on the college’s foundation board of directors from 2009 until he was appointed to the main board of directors in late 2011.
He is the owner of Lift More Fitness, which is set to open in September in Spring Hill. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, and a banking degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
Porton also is a reserve lieutenant with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1965-66.