Baker College of Muskegon Regents Appoint Lee Coggin as Campus President

Sep 15, 2010

Baker College of Muskegon regents have appointed Lee Coggin, JD, as Muskegon campus president. He succeeds Mary Ann Herbst, Ph.D., who retired on Aug. 31, 2010, after a 28-year Baker College career.

Coggin was most recently vice president for academics at Baker’s Muskegon campus. He began his Baker College of Muskegon career in 1999 as an instructor and was subsequently appointed dean of General Education, a position he held for five years before being named vice president for Academics in 2009. Prior to joining Baker College of Muskegon, Coggin was a prosecuting attorney in Ohio’s Athens and Erie counties.

“In this challenging economy, innovation and leadership are critical,” said F. James Cummins, Baker College president and CEO. “We believe Lee has the skills necessary to carry forward the goals set by our previous leadership at the Muskegon campus, while bringing his own unique ideas and expertise to the president’s position.”

A Norton Shores resident, Coggin holds a Bachelor degree from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., and a law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio.