Black Scholar Named to a High-Level Post in the Department of Education

Leonard Haynes has been appointed as senior advisor to the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He has been serving as a distinguished adjunct professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Dr. Haynes is not new to the Department of Education. He is the former assistant secretary for postsecondary education in the administration of George H.W. Bush. He also served as senior director of institutional service for the Office of Postsecondary Education during the Obama administration. Dr. Haynes also has served as the director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

In the academic world, Dr. Haynes has taught at Howard University, the University of Maryland, Southern University, and George Washington University. He was acting president of Grambling State University in Louisiana and senior assistant to the president of American University in Washington. D.C.

Dr. Haynes is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Ohio State University.

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