Claire Cordell Dyes
Dean of Students – Atlanta
Claire Cordell Dyes began her career in nursing education, teaching at Texas Women’s University in Dallas, the International Nursing Program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, and the Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. She was later invited to serve on the Planning Committee to establish a Baccalaureate program for the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. When the College of Nursing admitted their first class in 1989, Dyes assumed the position as Dean of Students for the 12 years prior to the merger with Mercer University. Following the merger, she was named Dean of Students for the Atlanta campus.
Throughout her 20 years in Student Affairs work, Dean Dyes has overseen the areas of Counseling, Career Services, Disability Services, Residential Life, Admissions, Wellness and Recreation, Campus Health, Bursar, Student Organizations and Activities and Judicial. She has served as the primary advisor to Student Government, as well as other organizations. She chaired the Task Force that laid the foundation for establishing an Honor System at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and served as the advisor for 12 years. During that time, Dyes made numerous presentations on establishing honor codes.
Dyes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Master of Nursing from Emory University. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing and was the recipient of the Theodore K. Miller Outstanding Professional Service Award in 2006 from the Georgia College Personnel Association. Dyes served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Academic Integrity for four years.