Brian Haynes, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University of California, Riverside

Dr. Brian Haynes currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, Riverside an appointment he has held since August of 2018. He currently oversees and leads a division of staff and administrators in programs that support student engagement and success.

Dr. Haynes has spent his entire career in higher education supporting diverse students with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This includes serving at Ohio University, Gettysburg College, East Carolina University, the Florida Board of Regents (now Board of Governors), Florida International University, Clayton State University and California State University, San Bernardino. Throughout his career Dr. Haynes has served as a champion for countless individuals aspiring to achieve a college degree. He is a tireless advocate for underserved community access and success in higher education and regularly mentors and serves as a role model for college students.

Dr. Haynes has been actively involved in numerous higher education related professional associations including past service on the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Foundation Board of Directors and as an Advisory Board Member on the Student Affairs Today Publication. He has also previously served as NASPA Region III Public Policy Representative and was the ACPA Chair of the Standing Committee on Multicultural Affairs.

In 2017, Dr. Haynes received the prestigious NASPA Pillar of the Profession Award given annually to distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and the higher education community. He is also a recipient of the Operational Excellence Award, Florida International University and the Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Community Contribution Award, East Carolina University.

His community involvement includes past and present service on numerous advisory boards that support the local community and the Inland Empire region. In 2018, Dr. Haynes received the Tom Bradley Community Service & Distinguished Citizen Award from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and was the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Administration Award from the Inland Valley News.