Kady Pietz named MGCCC dean of Business Services at Jefferson Davis Campus

On Wednesday, July 19, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees approved Kady Pietz to serve as the dean of Business Services at the Jefferson Davis Campus.

Before coming to Gulf Coast, Pietz, of Pass Christian, served as the director of Operations and Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Park Campus.  She holds a Master of Science degree in political science with an emphasis in public administration and is currently pursuing a doctorate in human capital development, both from USM.

Pietz previously served as the executive director of Hancock County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and as chief administrative officer of the Mississippi Automated Systems Project with USM.  She is active in the community and has previously held executive officer positions for National CASA Rural Advisory Board, Coast Young Professionals, CASA Mississippi, Southern Miss Staff Council and Long Beach Grid Iron.  She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce.  In 2017, she received an Award of Excellence for her leadership in the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival and was also named a recipient of Coast Young Professional’s Forever Young award.

An avid golfer and New Orleans Saints season-ticket holder, Pietz spends most of her personal time outdoors.  She considers advocacy, volunteerism and active mentorship the most significant contributions in her life for others.

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.