Thank you for your virtual visit to Clayton State University. Soon, we hope that you will take the time to physically visit our campus, where the beauty of our surroundings provide an exceptional environment for your learning. During this visit, we hope you will discover the exceptional strengths of our faculty and staff, their shared commitment to our role as stewards of place—an engaged university focused on learning and enriched by active community interactions. We challenge our students and communities we serve to be our partner in 21st century learning. We work to make it possible for dreams, goals, and aspirations of those we serve to be realized.
There are many good reasons that The Atlanta Journal Constitution named Clayton State University one of the Top Workplaces in Metropolitan Atlanta in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and that James Magazine named the university the first best buy for Georgia Universities in 2012, 2015, and 2016, and US News and World Report in 2015 placed the university in the top tier of regional Comprehension Colleges, 7th among public institutions in the South. The Carnegie Foundation has assigned to us the classification of a Community Engaged University, a direct result of commitments made in our 2011 Strategic plan.
In the Fall of 2016, we finalized modifications, updates, and enhancements in the CSU Strategic Plan 2022 http://www.clayton.edu/Strategic-Plan-2022. It builds on successes achieved and lessons learned over the last five years. It articulates a vision that would have Clayton State become a national model for university-based community engagement and for equipping students with the knowledge, skills and motivations for continued learning and success—and in doing so equipping our students for success as citizens of Georgia. As noted in my own reflections at the website, the document commits us to several specific and attainable outcomes.
We have selected strategies that will:
All of these goals have their roots in deeply held university values—of collegiality, which requires collaboration, inclusiveness, teamwork, and interactions with others not like ourselves; of excellence, of innovation, of integrity, and of transparency—the key to continued assessment of our achievement of these goals and aspirations.
Again, we welcome you to our campus through this electronic window, and hope to greet you soon when you are able to physically visit our campus, where we make dreams real.
Dr. Tim Hynes