Michael C. Latimer, associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been elected to serve as the 2015-16 president-elect of the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. After one term as president-elect, he will serve one term as president and one term as chairman of the board.
Latimer teaches medical imaging for Palm Beach State’s Radiography Associate in Science degree program on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. The program prepares students for careers as radiologic technologists—the health care professionals who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy.
“I am very excited,” Latimer said. “It’s something that I’ve been working toward for a long time. When I first came into the profession in 1987, I never imagined that I would be in the position that I find myself in today. Being a member of the ASRT has given me much more than I could ever imagine. I want to pay it forward and improve the ASRT and our profession.”Latimer is completing a one-year term as vice president of the ASRT board and previously served as secretary-treasurer. He holds a Master of Science degree in Radiologic Science from Midwestern State University and is certified and registered in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.With 153,000 members, ASRT is the world’s largest and oldest professional association for medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists.