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Dr. Tim Hynes Receives Permanent Appointment as President of Clayton State University

Dr. Tim Hynes Receives Permanent Appointment as President of Clayton State University

University System of Georgia Chief Academic Officer Susan Herbst announced in February that the Board of Regents has approved the permanent appointment of Dr. Thomas J. (Tim) Hynes Jr. as president of Clayton State University in Morrow. He has served as the college’s interim president since June 1, 2009.

“Dr. Hynes has done an excellent job as Clayton State’s interim president,” said Herbst, who spoke to faculty, staff, students and community members about his leadership in the weeks leading up to the board’s decision. “Dr. Hynes was universally praised for his contributions to date, his clear-headed thinking about budgets and operations, his outreach to all members of the Clayton community, his high academic standards and his strong belief in team work and transparency,” she said. “Dr. Hynes has developed a great love of Clayton State, and the community feels that he is a superb leader.”

Hynes was provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of West Georgia – a position in which he had served since 1996 – when he was tapped for the interim presidential appointment at Clayton State. On two different occasions in the last decade Dr. Tim Hynes Receives Permanent Appointment as President of Clayton State University Hynes (the 1999-2000 and 2006-2007 academic years), Hynes served as acting president of the University of West Georgia.

Hynes previously served as interim dean of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., from 1990 to 1996. Before that, he was associate dean of the university from 1988 to 1990 and had been a member of the University of Louisville faculty since 1978.

Hynes was a member of the Board of Regents Advisory Committee that developed the 1998 Regents’ Principles for the Preparation of Teachers. Still in use today, these principles guarantee the quality of all teachers prepared by the University System of Georgia.

The author or editor of 10 textbooks and numerous publications, Hynes holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in communications studies from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a Master of Arts degree in speech from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Posted by john.vanchella@usg.edu on February 01, 2010
Published in: On Campus, Presidents

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