Professor Howell is currently a member of the
President's Commission on Health Professions Education.
The Commission is charged with expanding the scope and depth of
USF's graduate level health professions education.
Professor Howell is also the University's NCAA Faculty
Athletic Representative and sits on both the Executive Council and
Expansion Task Force of the West Coast Conference. From
2010-2011, he was part of a three member Interim Athletic Director
transition team that oversaw the daily operations of the Athletic
Professor Howell has extensive community and professional
experience. At USF he has received over $1 million in extramural
funding to develop exercise based community interventionist
programs. He also consults with both profit and not-for-profit
organizations on facility design, business operations, product
development, employee continuing education, corporate social
responsibility and strategic philanthropy.
Most notably, from 1997-2008 he developed the award winning
philanthropic initiatives for Western Athletic Clubs, a health club
and sport resort corporation owned by The Atlantic Philanthropies,
a charitable foundation created by 'Chuck'
Feeney, co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the world's
largest duty free retail chain. The Atlantic Philanthropies have
made grants totaling more than $7.8 billion as of july 2013.
Governed by Chuck's philosophy of Giving While Living and
Professor Howell's direct leadership, Western Athletic
Clubs allocated millions of dollars to international and national
agencies focusing on exercise and healthy aging, disease prevention
and child health.
In 2008 Professor Howell received the USF St. Ignatius Award,
the highest University award given to the faculty person that best
personifies the meaning of service to his community, profession and
university. In 2013 he received USF's Innovation in
Technology award for his work in developing online and digitally