GALLOWAY TWP., NJ – Logan Township Mayor Frank W. Minor has been appointed by President Herman Saatkamp of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to help guide the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy as a new steering committee member.
The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey serves as a catalyst for research, analysis and innovative policy solutions on the economic, social and cultural issues facing New Jersey. The Hughes Center conducts academic research and public opinion polling and sponsors political debates, internships, symposia and lectures and the Legislator-in-Residence program.
“Mayor Minor brings experiences at the local and regional governmental level and has been recognized for his community involvement by many organizations,” said Daniel J. Douglas, director of the Hughes Center.
Minor was first elected mayor of Logan Township in Gloucester County in 2003. He is currently serving his third consecutive term. Minor served as president of the Gloucester County Minority Coalition from 2000- 2003, and in 2004, was elected President Emeritus.
In 2005, Minor was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. In 2008, he was selected to be the Delegation Floor Whip for the New Jersey Delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, and worked to elect Sen. Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. In 2012, Minor was again elected as a district delegate representing New Jersey at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, and worked to re-elect President Obama to a second term.
In 2009, Minor was appointed as deputy executive director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority.
In 2011, Minor began The Minor Foundation, established to promote the advantages of academic achievement to economically disadvantaged students who otherwise may not value advanced education or see the benefit of attending college as a pathway to success. The
foundation awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors.
Minor has received numerous awards and honors, including the New Jersey State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Outstanding Citizen’s Award in 2002, the Northeastern Association of Women’s and Youth Club’s Inc. Community Service Award in 2004, the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders Community Builders Award in 2005, the Upstream Navigator Award given in memory of the late Judge Elliot G. Heard in 2006, the Government Leader Award from Calvary Community Development Corporation in 2007, the Community Partnership Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the South Jersey Builders Trades in 2008, the Gloucester County Human Relations Commission Humanitarian Public Service Award in 2009, the Gloucester County Minority Coalition Man of The Year Award in 2010 and the NAACP Presidential Award in 2012.
Minor is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he received his B.A. in Sociology. He is married to the Honorable Sarah Minor, JWC and is the proud father of Brooke C. Minor, Esq. and Jordan W. Minor, a junior at Northwestern University.
The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy (www.stockton.edu/hughescenter) at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey serves as a catalyst for research, analysis and innovative policy solutions on the economic, social and cultural issues facing New Jersey. The Center is named for William J. Hughes, whose distinguished career includes service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ambassador to Panama and as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stockton College. The Hughes Center can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hughes.Center.Stockton.College and can be followed on Twitter @hughescenter.