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The Network Journal Names Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq.,
Provost of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus,
to its 2010 List of "25 Influential Black Women in Business"

12th Annual Awards to be held on March 11 at the Marriott Marquis

Brooklyn, N.Y. - One of the top educational administrators in the New York metropolitan area, Gale Stevens Haynes, Esq., has devoted her life to opening doors for students and to improving the quality of life in the region. Since her appointment as provost of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in 1989, she has transformed it into a vibrant academic center. Her efforts have helped double the Campus’ enrollment, enhanced its physical plant, brought a greater level of diversity to its faculty and built strong relationships with the surrounding communities, but she is perhaps best known for her visionary approach to providing access to the American dream through excellence in higher education.

For her commitment to lifelong learning, Provost Haynes was named to The Network Journal’s 2010 list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business.” She will be honored, along with other prestigious awardees, during the 12th annual luncheon and awards ceremony on March 11 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway in New York City. The program’s mistress of ceremonies will be Brenda Blackmon of Fox/My9 News.

The Network Journal is an award-winning business magazine that provides news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominately African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. It is distributed nationwide.

"The women we are honoring in the 12th year of these awards, are, as usual in the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that have occurred across industry lines," said TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye-Adetimirin.

"Gale is one of the most effective administrators I have had the good fortune to know,” said Mary M. Lai, treasurer emerita of Long Island University and one of Provost Haynes’ nominators. “She is caring and extremely intelligent, and she is a compassionate person whose decisions are based not only on the bottom line but upon how they will improve the quality of life of others."

"It is an honor to be named one of The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business. It is humbling to be associated with such a diverse and accomplished group of African-American female professionals," said Provost Haynes. "The ability to celebrate this moment, in no small measure, is directly related to the support and encouragement of the President of Long Island University, Dr. David J. Steinberg."

Provost Haynes started her career as director of the Brooklyn Campus’ Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). In 1987, after earning a law degree from St. John’s University,Ms. Stevens Haynes was appointed legal counsel for Long Island University. In this role, she managed the legal affairs of the entire institution. Two years later, she became provost of the Brooklyn Campus. As its chief executive, she oversees one of the most diverse campuses in the country, with more than 11,000 students, managing an annual budget of over $160 million. In addition to her leadership at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, Provost Haynes also provides guidance for major community institutions, serving on the boards of organizations such as The Brooklyn Hospital Center, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, 651 Arts, the Fulton Mall Improvement Association and MetroTech BID. Her professional affiliations include the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of Women in Law.

For more information about the "25 Influential Black Women in Business" awards, call (212) 962-3791 or visit The Network Journal Web site at For more information about Provost Haynes, please contact (718) 488-1014 or visit

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Press contact information:
Fatima Kafele
Deputy Director of Public Relations, Brooklyn Campus

Posted: February 1, 2010

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