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Brian Haynes, Higher Education

Dr. Brian Haynes currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, San Bernardino a position he has held since August 2013. In this leadership role, he leads a team of more than 350 faculty, staff and administrators in programs, services and initiatives that support student success. 


Prior to joining CSUSB, Dr. Haynes served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students at Clayton State University in the University System of Georgia. Dr. Haynes served as an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida International University from 2000-2005. He also was an assistant professor in the higher education administration program at Florida International University. Dr. Haynes has previously served as the Director of Student Affairs for the State University System of Florida – Florida Board of Governors and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Director of Minority Student Affairs at East Carolina University. Dr. Haynes has also served in student affairs at Gettysburg College and Ohio University. 


Brian Haynes’ professional activities and affiliations include serving on the NASPA Foundation Board of Directors; Advisory Board Member, Student Affairs Today Publication; He previously served as NASPA Region III Public Policy Representative; James E. Scott Academy for Leadership and Effect Executive Effectiveness; State Director, Region III, State of Georgia; State Director, Region III, State of Florida; ACPA past Chair of Standing Committee on Multicultural Affairs. In 2017, Dr. Haynes was recognized by NASPA as a Pillar of the Profession. This award is granted annually to individuals of sustained distinction in higher education. 


A sampling of his professional accolades include numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Haynes is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (National Academic Honor Society for Freshman); honorary member of Golden Key International Honour Society, and Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. In 2004 and 2005 Dr. Haynes received Operational Excellence Awards, Florida International University; and in 1996 was the recipient of the Outstanding Community Contribution Award, Division of Student Affairs East Carolina University. 


Dr. Haynes is actively engaged in community service. As a result of this work, he was a 2018 recipient of the Tom Bradley Community Service & Distinguished Citizen Award and in 2017 received the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches “Public Servant” award. 


Dr. Haynes holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University and has a master’s degree and doctorate in higher education from Ohio University. He and his wife Jacquelyn are the proud parents of Faith (14) and Joshua (10).

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