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JCTC names new chief financial officer

Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) has hired a new Chief Financial Officer who brings over two decades of financial experience in higher education and healthcare. Gary Dryden comes to JCTC after most recently serving as the chief business officer at the University Of Michigan s School Of Information.

JCTC President Dr. Ty Handy announced the hire effective Sept. 19. Dryden will be responsible for the financial management and business affairs functions of the college, including the areas of college facilities and maintenance, human resources and payroll.

Prior to working for University of Michigan, Dryden managed the annual operating and capital budgets as the controller for Floyd Memorial Medical Group. From 2000 to 2013 he served as the Assistant Dean for Finance at the University of Louisville s School of Dentistry.

Gary s comprehensive background and experience in higher education administration and finance made him an excellent choice for Jefferson said President Handy. I look forward to him joining our leadership team.
As a member of the college s leadership team, Dryden will assist in the development the college s strategic plan and support the college s mission through budget and resource allocation.

"I look forward to working with President Handy and the talented faculty, staff and students of JCTC said Dryden. I am excited to be a collaborative partner in carrying out JCTC's core mission of opening the door to quality education that promotes the economic and cultural vitality of our community.

Dryden earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Louisville and is currently pursuing a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Louisville.