Hubert Minn named to Hawaii Board of Education

April 22, 2015
Hubert Minn (Korea Times Hawaii)

Hubert Minn (Korea Times Hawaii)

Hubert Minn, deputy director of Honolulu’s department of enterprise services, was named to Hawaii’s Board of Education by Governor David Ige and confirmed by a committee last Friday.

The Senate Education Committee passed Ige’s nomination along with two others — Central Pacific Bank President Lance Mizumoto and former Board member Maggie Cox — in a hearing.

The nomination marks a return to the Board for Minn, a Korean American who has worked in education for decades as a teacher and advisor. He last served on the state Board of Education in the 1970s, during which he was chairperson from 1978 to 1980.

Minn said he was thankful for the nomination and for a second chance to volunteer his efforts as an education advisor.

“These nominees share my core beliefs and values,” Ige said in announcing the nomination on April 7. “They will be open, collaborative and represent the best values of Hawaii in their aloha for the students, teachers, principals and staff, and for each other. I am confident that under their leadership we will create a public school system of which we can all be truly proud.”

Minn will replace Cheryl Lypenui.