Dr. Mike Haynie

Dr. Mike Haynie

Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives & Innovation

Dr. Mike Haynie is Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation at Syracuse University and is responsible for a diverse portfolio of academic programs, centers, and innovation initiatives that include the University’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, as well as Government and Community Relations, and the College of Professional Studies. In 2011, Haynie founded Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans & Military Families (IVMF), the nation’s first interdisciplinary training and research institute informing and advancing the policy, economic, and wellness concerns of the America’s veterans and families. Today, the D’Aniello Institute’s national training programs serve 25,000 transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses annually, and the Institute is widely acknowledged as the nation’s leading academic voice related to issues impacting veterans and military-connected families. In 2018, Syracuse University named Haynie a University Professor, the most senior rank awarded to faculty. Dr. Haynie has received numerous awards for his scholarship, teaching, and community engagement, and he routinely provides counsel to private and public sector leaders on issues related to small business, innovation, and veterans. In 2013, Haynie was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Federal Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment and Training. In 2015, the White House asked Haynie to serve as vice chairman of a Presidential Task Force, chartered to set the course for long-term reform at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. In 2019, Haynie was named to the prestigious HillVets100 list of the nation’s 100 most influential veterans, service members and veteran-community advocates. The following year, Advancing Diversity inducted him into its Hall of Honors for his commitment of diversity, equality and inclusion and Time magazine selected him as one of 16 people and groups fighting for a more equal America. In addition, Dr. Haynie is a current appointee to the CNBC Disruptor 50 Council – a group of world’s leading thinkers in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Before beginning his academic career at Syracuse University, Haynie served for 14 years as an officer in the United States Air Force.

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My Dream Summit 2023: General Admission

Includes all events on Friday, September 15, 2023 for My Dream Summit 2023.