George W. Hynd, Ed.D., joined AGB Search in 2023. Dr. Hynd is a child neuropsychologist who has had a distinguished administrative and academic career in higher education. Throughout his career he has maintained a passionate commitment to excellence through comprehensive strategic planning, personnel and institutional resource development and creative solutions to fostering successful university-community partnerships. Over the course of his career in senior leadership positions Dr. Hynd has coordinated or served as the hiring officer for cabinet level positions, vice presidents, associate vice presidents, provosts, deans, and center/institute directors.

Experience and Honors

Most recently, Dr. Hynd served as the interim president at Winthrop University and as the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and provost at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

Prior to this, Dr. Hynd served as president at Oakland University in Michigan where he led a transformative campus-wide master planning process which then informed the strategic planning process. He has held other academic and senior administrative positions including serving as the provost and executive vice president at the College of Charleston, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University and as dean of the College of Education at Purdue University.

Dr. Hynd received numerous national and international awards and recognitions for his creative leadership in higher education and for the impact of his NIH-funded research. He received a Distinguished Hoosier Award in Indiana from then Governor Mitch Daniels, a special tribute from the Michigan State Legislature and community engagement leadership awards from the cities of Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Rochester, Michigan. In addition to being a Fulbright award recipient, Dr. Hynd is a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Hynd is also a distinguished research professor emeritus at the University of Georgia. 


  • B.A. degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University
  • M.A. degree in Psychology: General-Clinical from Pepperdine University 
  • Ed.D. in Psychology from University of Northern Colorado