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Dr. Tim Hynes


Dr. Tim Hynes is President Emeritus of Clayton State University. He retired in June of 2021 after serving 12 years as President. Dr. Hynes earned both his undergraduate degree in mathematics as well as a Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Massachusetts. He also received his master's in communication studies from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Hynes has served on multiple boards throughout his career including Chair of the Georgia Humanities Council, Chair of the Finance Board of the National Communication Association, Chair and member of the Atlanta Council on Higher Education (ARCHE), Chair and Member of the Regional Business Coalition (RBC), Chair of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Board, member of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Board, and Chair of the PeachBelt Athletic Conference (NCAA D2) president's Council.

Dr. Hynes has been a member of Atlanta Track Club since 1997 and has run the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 23 of the past 24 years. He has completed 27 marathons, including running the Boston Marathon six times and the TCS New York City Marathon seven times.

Dr. Hynes is a long-time resident of South Metro Atlanta. He is passionate about running and is enthusiastic about interacting with the local running community in Metro Atlanta.