Dean of Students


Administrative Office Operating Hours  

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, &Friday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday

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The Dean of Student's Office oversees the different departments within the Student Affairs Division. The primary mission of this office is to insure that all Mercer students receive quality services, opportunities for leadership and personal development, and social and recreational activities. Students are welcome to make an appointment with the Dean of Students to discuss any concern or issue regarding Student Affairs on the Mercer University Atlanta Campus.  

Office Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Dean of Students is to provide advocacy to students and support to those departments that provide programs and services which support the educational mission of Mercer University: Campus Life (Residence Life-ATL, ACCESS and Accommodations, Judicial, & Programming), Career Management, Recreational Sports and Wellness, and Student Counseling.

Claire Dyes, Dean of Students

208 Sheffield Student Center |Office Ph: 678-547-6821| Email:

Dyes, ClaireLife really began for Claire when she went off to college and became a Texas Longhorn! After receiving her Master's degree from Emory University, she began her career as a nurse educator at Texas Woman's University. Claire took some time away from education to have more time as a mom, but eventually returned to help found Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in 1989. She served as their Dean of Students for twelve years until they merged with Mercer in 2001. 2016 is her 27th year in Student Affairs work!