Kevin McFry is the new dean of financial and administrative services at Gadsden State Community College, according to a news release from the school.

McFry succeeds longtime dean Dr. Jim Prucnal, who retired in February.

“Kevin has a long history of excellence in financial management at higher learning institutions,” said GSCC President Dr. Martha Lavender. “He is an accomplished accounting professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position. We know he will be a great addition to the Gadsden State family.”

McFry comes to Gadsden State from Jacksonville State University, where he has been employed since 1998. There, he worked as a bursar, financial systems manager and assistant controller. His most recent position was controller of JSU, a position he held for almost four years. He also worked for several years in corporate, public and retail accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

He attended Gadsden State, earning an Associate in Science in Business Administration. He then transferred to JSU, where he completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. He went onto work at several different companies in Calhoun County before joining the JSU staff.

“I learned a lot and had a variety of different experiences at JSU that have prepared me for serving as Gadsden State’s financial dean,” McFry said.