Leonard L. Haynes III, senior director of institutional services for the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, was elected into the Education and Human Ecology Hall of Fame at Ohio State University.
Dr. Haynes III has had a long and distinguished career in higher education. In 2007 he was named executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Included among his other posts are acting president of Grambling State University, assistant secretary for postsecondary education, director of academic programs at the United States Information Agency, senior assistant to the president of American University, and executive vice president of the Southern University System. Dr. Haynes has been a member of the faculties of Southern University, Howard University, and George Washington University.
A native of Boston, Haynes earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Southern University, a master’s degree in American history from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from Ohio State University.