Clayton State University President Thomas Hynes has been named to the prestigious Georgia Trend magazine’s “100 Most Influential Georgians.”
The list, which is in this month’s issue of the magazine, includes individuals based on their leadership, power and influence in Georgia who come from government, education and business.
Hynes has served as Chair of the Georgia Humanities Council, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Debate Tournament, Member of the Executive Committee of the National Communication Association, and Director of its Finance Board, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Carroll Tomorrow Initiative. He also serves as immediate past Chair of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Fayette County and Metro Atlanta Chambers of Commerce – serving as co-chair of the Business and Higher Education Committee for that organization -Chair of the Atlanta Regional Business Coalition, Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Clayton County Archway Partnership, and co-chair of Leadership Fayette.
Hynes has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a PhD from that institution in Communication Studies. He also holds an MA in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has edited 10 text books, and authored more than 40 articles and scholarly papers.
Hynes has one adult son, Patrick, who lives in New York.