Gadsden State Community College in Alabama Chooses Kathy L. Murphy as Its Next President

Kathy L. Murphy was selected as the next president of Gadsden State Community College in Alabama. Dr. Murphy will begin her appointment on January 1, 2021.

Gadsen State Community College is an open-door, comprehensive community college comprised of five campuses and educational centers across Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, and St. Clair counties. It enrolls just under 4,600 students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 61 percent of the student body.

Dr. Murphy currently serves as superintendent of Hoover City Schools. Prior to her service in Hoover City Schools, she was superintendent of Monroe County Schools. She served as principal at Charles Henderson and Greenville high schools and Greenville Middle School. She was also a professor at the University of West Georgia and Judson College.

“The opportunity to serve Alabamians in Anniston, Centre, and Gadsden in this capacity is a privilege I am honored to pursue,” Dr. Murphy said about her appointment. “I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues and students to ensure that we are best serving generations of college- and career-bound students who choose Gadsden State as part of their path.”

Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Troy University in Alabama. She earned two master’s degrees and a doctorate in physical education from Auburn University in Alabama.

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