Renaming of Wist Annex 2 honors Dean Hubert Everly

Everly played a key role in early development of UH College of Education

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Posted: Dec 16, 2005

HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi — At a special meeting held yesterday at the University of Hawaiʻi‘s Mānoa campus, the UH Board of Regents (BOR) approved the renaming of Wist Annex 2 in honor of emeritus dean Hubert Everly. Built in 1966, Wist Annex 2 is located near the corner of University Avenue and Metcalf Street.

The facility is one of two large office/classroom buildings that houses the academic program of the UH College of Education. The other building, Wist Hall, was constructed in 1930 and named for Dr. Benjamin Wist, who served for 25 years as Dean of the Territorial Normal School, which later became the University of Hawaiʻi Teacher College.

"Dr. Everly was an educational innovator and leader of the first order, whose most proud achievement was providing expanded educational opportunities to minority and underrepresented groups. Naming Wist Annex 2 in his honor is most appropriate, and reflects the gratitude of the University and the State for the accomplishments of this treasured individual," said Interim UH President David McClain.

Dean Everly also played a key role in the development of the College beginning his distinguished career as a faculty member in 1947 and retiring in 1979 after serving for 23 years as Dean of the College of Education. He also served three terms as President of the Hawaiʻi Education Association. Like Dr. Wist, Everly also led the College through major changes, initiating numerous innovations, many of which continue to this day.

It was during Everly's tenure that a modern departmental structure was developed, leading to improvements in academic rigor and quality. He also started the Curriculum Research and Development Group (CRDG), unique in the nation, which has made numerous contributions to the creation of pioneering curriculum for Hawaii and the nation. Under Everly's leadership, Wist Annex 1 and Wist Annex 2 were built as the College of Education grew its programs. Wist

Annex 2 is the companion to Wist Hall and it is fitting that these two buildings, housing the College of Education, be named for the two individuals who pioneered teacher education in Hawaiʻi and who most influenced its development.

Everly also served for more than two decades as the UH faculty representative on the Board of Trustees of the State of Hawaiʻi's Employees Retirement System, and served as the first elected retiree trustee on the ERS Board from 1996 to 2001.

The renaming of Wist Annex 2 was approved in accordance with the revised BOR policy that allows buildings to be named for living individuals in exceptional circumstances.

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