New vice president for student affairs appointed


Cal State San Bernardino has named Brian Haynes as the new vice president for the division of Student Affairs.

Brian Haynes

Brian Haynes

Haynes, who currently serves as the vice president for student affairs and the dean of students at Clayton State University in the University System of Georgia since 2005, will begin on Aug. 15, said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales.

“Brian has had extensive experience in working to enhance student services and he was a key player in helping Clayton State transition from a commuter campus to a residential university,” Morales said. “We look forward to him joining our campus.”

Haynes will replace Frank Rincon, who will retire later this summer as vice president of student services. Rincon is one of the longest-tenured administrators at Cal State San Bernardino, having served 19 years with the university and more than 36 years as a university student affairs professional.

“It’s essential that we recognize Frank for his remarkable service to Cal State San Bernardino,” Morales said. “He has made a tremendous mark on this university as vice president for student affairs, serving as one of the most passionate advocates for students that I have ever met. I offer my thanks to him.”

At Clayton State, Haynes oversaw all student affairs division departments and led a number of major initiatives, including the strategic development, implementation and assessment of programs and services and the initiative to enhance student learning, engagement and success.

He also led efforts to transition the institution from a commuter campus to a residential university and helped increase on-campus student residency. As co-chair of the strategic enrollment management committee, Clayton State saw record enrollments and improved retention rates.

Prior to Clayton State, Haynes served as assistant vice president for student affairs at Florida International University from 2000-2005, where he also served as an assistant professor in the university’s higher  education administration program.

Haynes previously worked as the director of student affairs for the State University System of Florida, and he held student services positions at East Carolina University, Gettysburg College and Ohio University.

Haynes was awarded a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University in Columbus and has a master’s degree and doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in college student personnel from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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