Jan Haynes

Jan Haynes

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Haynes retiring from OHIO after nearly 30 years


Janice “Jan” S. Haynes, an administrative coordinator for the Office of the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs, is retiring from Ohio University. Haynes has been in this position since 2012.

In 1988, Haynes began her career on campus as a cell biology technician with Diagnostic Hybrids Inc., which was located in the University’s Innovation Center. She later joined Drs. John Kopchick and Tom Wagner in research at the Edison Biotechnology Institute before joining Progenitor Inc. in the Innovation Center as an associate scientist. Following the relocation of Progenitor, Haynes was hired by OHIO’s College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Service Programs. This grant-funded position as the HealthCorps coordinator trained and directed a team of eight AmeriCorps employees with three health educational programs that were delivered throughout four Appalachian counties. From 2007 to 2012, Haynes was the administrative assistant for the Cutler Scholars Program and President Emeritus Dr. Charles J. Ping.

Haynes is currently a member of the University’s Classified Senate and has served or is currently serving on Ohio’s Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency, OHIO’s Benefits Advisory Council, OHIO’s Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee, and as an Accessibility Liaison, providing insight and guidance for the Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion for campus and city planners.

Other activities include deep water aerobics instructor, promoting business dining etiquette as a consultant, and teaching stress management techniques to elementary, middle and high school personnel, support groups, and civic organizations as a licensed medical massage therapist.

In the past, Haynes has been presented the Outstanding Community Service Award by Modern Woodmen of America, the Most Trusted and Admired Educator Award by the Meigs High School student body, The State of Ohio Governor’s Award for Outstanding Science Teacher, and the Ohio University Outstanding Classified Staff of the Month Award.

While enjoying retirement, Haynes hopes to spend more time with her family and friends, travel, golf and read. Her family includes her husband Paul “Sonny” Haynes, daughter Myca Haynes and Dave Beauvais, daughter and son-in-law Meghan and Nathan Grubb, and new granddaughter, Gwenevere Shay. 

In honor and appreciation of Haynes, a retirement reception will be held on Tuesday, June 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor of Baker University Center. Everyone is invited to stop by and wish Haynes well in her new endeavors.

This article was provided by the Division of Student Affairs.