#BorneTheBattle 85: Michael Haynie – Air Force Veteran; Vice Chancellor Syracuse University


This week’s interview is with Michael Haynie. Michael is an Air Force Veteran, Vice Chancellor at Syracuse University, and Director of Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). He is also a professor of entrepreneurship.

IVMF is widely respected in the Veteran space and continues to grow each year. IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families.

Syracuse University has made student Veterans a priority and have graduated many top performing Veterans including Student Veteran of America’s Jared Lyon.

Michael provides us a great insight into his military career, his tenure at Syracuse, Veterans in higher education, and Veteran entrepreneurship.

About Michael:

Mike Haynie is responsible for a diverse portfolio of academic programs, centers, and innovation initiatives that include the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, Office of Government and Community Relations, and also University College—Syracuse University’s point of entry for nontraditional and continuing education students. As the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, Haynie also leads the University’s robust portfolio of entrepreneurship and cross-campus innovation programs, while at the same time serving as the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Before beginning his academic career, Haynie served for 14 years as an officer in the United States Air Force.

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.


  1. Edward J Jones    

    This is a wonderful benefit programs for all Veterans. Wish there was some way funding could be made available to hire veterans and put them in all Schools as Security Guards

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