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Charitable Group Honors Brooklyn Provost for Exemplary Role in Education

Mustard Seed Communities to recognize Gale Stevens Haynes during it 20th annual benefit luncheon Sept. 26 in Manhattan


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Provost Gale HaynesBrooklyn, N.Y. –Gale Steven Haynes, Esq., provost of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, will be honored as a leader in education by Mustard Seed Communities on Sept. 26 during a luncheon at the Hilton New York.

Mustard Seed has cared for children with disabilities for 30 years. The group is helping hundreds of children with physical and/or mental disabilities, as well as children infected or impacted by HIV or AIDS in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic.

As one of the most accomplished educational administrators in the New York metropolitan area, Provost Haynes is known for her visionary approach to providing access to the American dream through access to higher education. She has been provost of the Brooklyn Campus since 1989, leading the Campus through a remarkable renaissance that has transformed it into a vibrant academic center.

Student enrollment has doubled — to more than 11,000 — during her tenure and the Campus has added several state-of-the-art buildings. Provost Haynes has also pushed to diversify the faculty and has forged strong links with the community.

In addition to her leadership on Campus, Provost Haynes provides guidance for major community institutions, serving on the board of directors at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, 651 Arts, the Fulton Mall Improvement Association and MetroTech BID.

In March, Provost Haynes, whose father was born in Jamaica, was named to the Network Journal’s 2010 list of “25 Influential Black Women in Business.”

Also being honored at the Mustard Seed luncheon is Geneive Brown Metzger, consul general of Jamaica in New York. H.E. Audrey P. Marks, the ambassador of Jamaica to the U.S., will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event. Ms. Marks is Jamaica’s first woman ambassador to the U.S.

Proceeds of the 20th Annual Friends of Mustard Seed Communities Luncheon will go to benefit orphans, children with special needs, families with HIV/AIDS, battered women and other vulnerable persons. For reservations and more information, visit, contact the benefit chairperson Daphne Mahony at (212) 477-2848 or e-mail

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.

Posted 09/21/2010

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