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College of Education to dedicate Hubert Everly Hall to honor longtime UH Manoa professor and dean

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Helen Au, (808) 956-4949
UH Manoa College of Education
Posted: May 2, 2006

The UH Manoa College of Education honors former dean and longtime faculty member Hubert Everly this week, renaming the campus building now known as Wist Annex for Everly.

Everly first came to Manoa in 1933 for summer school, and by the end of the term he had been convinced to give up his athletic scholarship at USC and become a teacher. He enrolled in what was then known as Teacher‘s College.

After earning his bachelor‘s and master‘s degrees in education in the late 1930s, Everly taught at Konawaena and Honokaʻa High Schools on the Big Island and then returned to Oʻahu for a vice principal‘s position at Kalakaua Intermediate.

Doctoral studies on the mainland and service in the Army took Everly away from Hawaiʻi for several years before he returned to be principal at the UH Teacher‘s College Intermediate School, predecessor to the UH Laboratory School.

Everly eventually became dean and oversaw the transition from Teacher‘s College to the College of Education, the subsequent period of rapid growth, and creation of the Curriculum Research & Development Group before he retired in 1979.

He has remained active in university and College of Education affairs since then, receiving the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the UH Founders Alumni Association, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Education Alumni Association.

In presenting the proposal to honor Emeritus Dean Everly to the Board of Regents in December, College of Education Dean Randy Hitz said, "Dr. Everly is all about education that promotes a more just and democratic society. He had a profound effect on the College," Hitz said, "not just in terms of additional resources, but also on the vision and mission of the College. Naming this building to honor him will assure that his legacy is not forgotten."