Minard was born in his grandmother’s home in Anaheim on August 24, 1932. He attended elementary school through high school in Anaheim and was active in school affairs as well as playing football, basketball, and baseball at Anaheim High. After graduating from high school in 1950, he attended Santa Ana College where he continued his interest in education and baseball. His education was interrupted from 1952-1954 while he served in Korea. After returning from the war, he attended California State University, Long Beach (no CSUF yet) and graduated in 1957 with a degree in education. He continued his education in night school and received a Master’s Degree. He served the Fullerton School District for 41 years – taught 8 years and served as a principal for 33 years. After retiring in 1998, he worked part time for four years at California State University, Fullerton in the education department. In 2002 and 2006, Minard was elected to the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees.
Minard has been involved in the North Orange County community for 60 years. Currently, he is active in the following organizations: Association of California School Administrators Retiree Committee, California Retired Teachers Association, North Orange County Legislation, Fullerton Collaborative (one of six founding members of the Collaborative), Fullerton Sister City Association, Museum of Teaching and Learning, Rotary Club of Fullerton, Pathways of Hope’s Board Development Committee.
Minard has received the following awards in recognition of his inspirational service to our community: 1998 Outstanding Contribution to Education Award from the Orange County Department of Education, 2007 North Orange County Magazine Award for Most Influential Person In Education, CSUF Honored Education Award in 2007, Spirit of Volunteerism Award from the Volunteer Center of Orange County in 2010, Making a Difference Together Award for Education Services from the Leon Owens Foundation in 2012, Highest PTA Award the Golden Oak and was a four time recipient of the PTA Honorary Service Award, inducted into the Anaheim High School Hall of Fame in 2016.
Among many other activities Minard enjoys playing golf, reading, playing water volleyball, camping, and dancing. When asked why he decided to dance in the Season Four Look Who’s Dancing fundraiser, Minard said, “I am supporting Pathways of Hope because I have seen firsthand how much they do to end hunger and homelessness in our community.”
Look Who’s Dancing
Thursday, February 8th
Reception: 6:00 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Fullerton College Campus Theatre
Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
Fullerton College Campus Parking: $2 cash or coins
You can make our community a safer, healthier, happier place for our neighbors in need by sponsoring Look Who’s Dancing. Whether you can sponsor $100 or $5,000, your gift will help the thousands of struggling families and individuals who seek help and hope at Pathways each year.
Thank you for your generous, compassionate support!
Questions about sponsoring Look Who’s Dancing?
Contact Mychael Blinde by calling (714) 680-3691 ext. 233 or emailing email@example.com