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Nomination of Leonard L. Haynes III To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education


The President today announced his intention to nominate Leonard L. Haynes III to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education at the Department of Education. He would succeed Kenneth D. Whitehead.

Dr. Haynes currently serves as assistant superintendent of the office of academic programs for the Louisiana State Department of Education. Prior to this, he was executive vice president and system vice president for academic affairs for the Southern University System in Baton Rouge, LA, 1982 - 1985, and was a professor in the department of history at Southern University-Baton Rouge, 1982 - 1988. He was director of the Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges in Washington, DC, 1979 - 1982; director of the Ford Foundation-sponsored desegregation policy studies unit of the Institute for Services to Education, 1976 - 1979; and assistant to the provost and coordinator for the committee on academic misconduct at Ohio State University, 1975 - 1976.

Dr. Haynes graduated from Southern University (B.A., 1968), Carnegie-Mellon University (M.A., 1969), and Ohio State University (Ph.D., 1975). He was born January 26, 1947, in Boston, MA. He is married, has four children, and resides in Baton Rouge, LA.

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