CSUSM President Honored with Darlene Marcos Shiley Educational Leadership Award


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President Karen Haynes

For her exemplary contributions to women in higher education, the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) honored California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) President Karen Haynes with the 2013 Darlene Marcos Shiley Educational Leadership Award. The award was presented at the 2013 Women Who Mean Business Awards event on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The SDBJ established the Darlene Marcos Shiley Educational Leadership Award in 2012.

“I am honored to accept this award for doing the work I love—leading a truly unique and special university—and for the opportunity that I have each day in my position to change the lives of our students and transform our region,” said Haynes.

President Haynes was recognized for transforming CSUSM into a model environment for women, promoting and hiring women to prominent leadership positions, including the vice president of Finance and Administrative Services and the vice president of Community Engagement.

Haynes has received several awards and honors, including the 2013 Donna Shavlik Award from the American Council on Education and the 2010 San Diego Business Journal's Most Admired CEO Award. She was honored in 2007 with the San Diego YWCA's Top Women in Industry Award and the San Diego Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business Award.

A trained social worker, Haynes has written several articles and books on social justice and leadership, including A Dream and a Plan: A Woman's Path to Leadership in Human Services and Women Managers in Human Services, and the landmark text, Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena, now in its seventh edition. She holds a bachelor's degree from Goucher College, a doctorate in social work from The University of Texas in Austin and an MSW from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that the University’s annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.