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Warren E. Haynes, D.P.A.

Current Role: Inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Districtwide)

Former Role: Inaugural Vice President of Instruction and Student Services | Metropolitan Community College (Blue River and Business and Technology Campuses)

Reflective Pracademic | Thoughtful Writer | Inclusive Convener | and All Things Uplifting

Warren E. Haynes is an American scholar-practitioner and a defining figure in modern day leadership. Haynes’s career and dedication brings 25+ years of service predominately in the public, nonprofit and higher education spaces. Dr. Haynes was recently appointed to a district-wide role as the Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Previously, he served as the inaugural Vice President of Instruction and Student Services on both the Blue River and Business and Technology Campuses in the Metropolitan Community College District (MCC). MCC is located in the Greater Kansas City Region, and serves more than 18,000 students annually by providing over 100 areas of study in career and academic pathways. MCC service locations include five traditional campuses, a robust online campus, and several outreach sites. This diverse and dynamic higher education ecosystem is committed to its mission of Preparing Students, Serving Communities and Creating Opportunities.

Prior to his role at Metropolitan Community College, Dr. Haynes served in both faculty and administrative roles at various institutions. Haynes began his higher education career at Passaic County Community College (NJ) and progressively migrated into positions at Northern Virginia Community College (VA), Frederick Community College (MD), Rutgers University (NJ), Kentucky State University (KY), Halifax Community College (NC), and the University of Central Missouri (MO). His fundraising and philanthropic endeavors began when he served as a development officer with the United Negro College Fund and on the Resource Investment Team at the United Way. Haynes also served in the division of workforce development (Formerly Private Industry Council/PIC Employment and Training) as a discretionary grants planner in the State of New Jersey.

Dr. Haynes completed a two-year postdoctoral appointment at Rutgers University and holds an earned doctorate in public administration from the University of Baltimore, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the City University of New York (CUNY) - Bernard M. Baruch College, a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Morgan State University. He is a graduate of the Gardner Institute’s – Equity in Retention Academy, Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership – Presidents’ Roundtable (An American Association of Community Colleges Affiliate), Leadership Lee's Summit (MO), The President’s Leadership Development Institute at Halifax Community College (NC), and Leadership Frederick County (MD). His dissertation --- Social Equity in the Academy: State Policy and Diversity in Higher Education examined the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 438 and House Bill (HB) 905, Institutions of Higher Education - Plans for Programs of Cultural Diversity in its first and earliest stages.