Dies departing for Northern Arizona Dean of Students role

Nathan Woodruff

Andrew Dies, Dean of Students at Statesboro and Armstrong is leaving.

After starting his position at Armstrong in May of 2015, Friday July 19 will end his four year tenure as he heads to Northern Arizona University to serve as Dean of Students.

“My hope is for the university to thrive in its identity as the new Georgia Southern,” Dies said. “Both Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University were amazing institutions.” 

Dies played a big role in major overhaul of the Armstrong Student Conduct system pre-consolidation and a successful integration of the two Conduct systems post-consolidation. 

Dies said that his work with the Student Government Association was his fondest memory.

By far my most fond, and sometimes most challenging, was my work with the Student Government Association,” Dies said. “SGA is comprised of some of the most amazing students on campus and it was always a joy to work with them.”

Dies worked a ton with the GS consolidation, which he considered to be his greatest challenge, and maybe his greatest triumph.

“Going through consolidation was a ton of hard and stressful work, but I am confident that we laid the groundwork for an amazing new Georgia Southern University,” Dies said. “The new Georgia Southern is just as amazing and has the potential to become a powerhouse in the southeastern part of the country.  There are so many incredible students, faculty, and staff on all three campuses.”

Dies as the Dean of Students, worked closely with the SGA in a supervisory capacity. 

Tyler Tyack, Speaker of the Armstrong and Liberty campuses SGA worked with Dies for several years and thanked him for his leadership. 

“He has been an amazing advisor, and I am very privileged to have worked with him,” Tyack said. “We may not have agreed on everything, but we would always try to see the other side’s reasoning. He will be missed, and myself and the Armstrong and Liberty Senate wish him the best in Arizona!”

Dies said that the GS campuses working in harmony can be great.

“As these voices start to harmonize I firmly believe Georgia Southern can make beautiful music together,” Dies said.

Nathan Woodruff, The George-Anne Managing News Editor, gaeditor@georgiasouthern.edu