Kenneth “Ken” Huewitt has been a member of the HISD family since December of 2001, when he became the district’s controller. He was named deputy superintendent and chief financial officer in July of 2015, and became interim superintendent on March 1, 2016, after previous Superintendent Terry Grier stepped down.
Huewitt has more than 20 years of experience in the audit and finance industries. Before coming to HISD, he served as an auditor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General, a senior audit specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a senior associate for Coopers & Lybrand, and a regional director of finance for The ServiceMaster Corporation.
Huewitt is also a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Government Financial Manager, and a Certified Financial Services Auditor with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas State University.
Huewitt belongs to several professional organizations, including: the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and he serves on the Board of Directors for Texas State University’s Alumni Association, Texas State University’s T-Association, and Texas State University’s Development Foundation.
Huewitt was recognized in November of 2015 by the Council of Great City Schools with the Bill Wise Award for distinguished service in urban education.
Interim Superintendent Ken Huewitt
Houston Independent School District
4400 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501