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Black History Month At JCU

Jarvis Announces Black History Month Speaker Dr. Leonard Haynes

Jarvis Christian University Featuring Leonard Haynes, Ph.D. February 21 For Black History Month Chapel

Hawkins, Texas—Jarvis Christian University will host Dr. Leonard L. Haynes as the Black History Month speaker in the chapel at 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 21, in the Smith-Howard Chapel at JCU’s main campus Hawkins, Texas. Dr. Haynes is the former senior director of the Department of Education, a former HBCU president, and a former executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Haynes brings a combination of policy and practical experience that will strengthen Strategic Education’s support of HBCUs and the students they serve.

Widely recognized for his work in education, Haynes has counseled numerous organizations, such as the Ford Foundation and the Merck Corporation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern University, his master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and his doctorate from The Ohio State University. He is a recipient of 14 honorary degrees, the 2018 White House Initiative on HBCUs Distinguished Service Award—now known as the Leonard L. Haynes III Distinguished Service Award—and the Servant Leader Award from the United Methodist Church for his work on behalf of HBCUs.