VSU Board Member honored with 2022 Carnegie Mellon Alumni Award
Member of the VSU Board of Visitors, Leonard L. Haynes, III, has been named one of the recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Award. Haynes a 1969 graduate of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a leader and advocate for higher education and a nationally recognized expert on historically Black colleges and universities. Over five decades, he has served as a professor, acting president of Grambling State University, and executive vice president of the Southern University System, and his government service has included many important roles, including being the first African-American appointed by a U.S. president to be assistant secretary of postsecondary education in 1989. He is widely recognized for his dedicated work to ensure an excellent and equitable education for future generations.