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Kevin T. Hayakawa, Ph.D. - Board Member (Trustee Area 5)


Kevin T. Hayakawa, Ph.D. was elected as a board member by the Board of Education on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 and represents Trustee Area 5. He was sworn in and received his oath of office by Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell and was re-administered for ceremonial purposes by his father, Mr. Lane Hayakawa. His term ends December 2026.




To contact Kevin Hayakawa:
Call (626)854-8304


  • Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from UCLA
  • M.S. in Astronomy from UCLA
  • B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics from UC Berkeley
  • International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma from Rowland High School
  • Alumnus of Rincon Intermediate School (now Telesis Academy of Science and Math)
  • Alumnus of Ybarra Elementary School (now Ybarra Academy of Arts and Technology)

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Physics at California State University Channel Islands
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Physics at Moorpark College
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Santa Monica College
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at El Camino College
  • Former Graduate Student Researcher at UCLA
  • Former Teaching Fellow/Associate/Assistant at UCLA
  • Former Undergraduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley
  • Former Planetarium Presenter at Lawrence Hall of Science, a children’s science museum

Community Involvement:

  • Adult Volunteer Coordinator for Rowland Heights Buckboard Days Parade
  • Member of Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council
  • Board Member for Asian Pacific Islander School Board Member Association (APISBMA)
  • Former Board Member for Walnut Valley Water District (2020-2022)