Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, and Dean of the College of Business Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, are two of the top 100 leaders in education in the Atlanta area, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC).
As part of the ABC’s annual “Who’s Who in Education” issue, both Hynes and Ogbuehi are featured as local leaders in education. The two Clayton State educator/administrators are in good company among the 100 leaders thus profiled. As the Business Chronicle notes in its introduction to the special insert, “Each year we offer a look at some of the top leaders in the education field – from those vested with government responsibility for our education system to the leaders of public and private primary and secondary schools, and the heads of our top universities and colleges. Within this section you will find names and faces of key leaders of metro Atlanta and Georgia educational institutions and programs.”
The ABC Who’s Who highlights Hynes’ Clayton State career from his appointment by the University System Georgia as interim president on May 18, 2009. Among the highlights noted are the University’s comprehensive strategic plan, its ranking in the first tier of regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and its encomium from James magazine (a “treasure of a Georgia university”). Also noted is the doubling of the University’s on-campus residential housing, a record enrollment, and the establishment of growing partnerships with the Clayton, Henry and Fayette public schools.
The recent successes of the College of Business, including national recognition for its supply chain management program, landed Ogbuehi’s photo on the cover of the ABC’s Who’s Who section (in addition to his profile inside.) Also noted are the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series that brought NCR CEO Bill Nuti and Entrepreneur Advisors CEO Cliff Oxford to campus.