Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. (Tim) Hynes, Jr. has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2021, The Citizen reported.
Having been named CSU’s fourth president in February 2010, Hynes was appointed interim president in May 2009. Hynes has spent about 11 years at CSU.
During his tenure, CSU saw a 9% increase in 4-year graduation rates, “due in part to increased academic and career advising and academic support for students.”
“President Tim Hynes over the past decade set an outstanding standard for Clayton State University,” USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “He increased student support, expanded degree programs and focused on community engagement. He also sought out greater opportunities for students in careers that are critical to the advancement of this state, including teaching and nursing.”