About CCMS

Staff

Our staff is committed to offering guidance and resources to our students from their first day of class through the duration of their professional careers.  They are here to offer assistance with student needs such as admissions, financial aid, research and technology, student records, alumni resources, and continuing education. Meet the CCMS staff below, in alphabetical order. Also meet our leadership and faculty.

Kevin Brinkman

Kevin Brinkman

Dean of Enrollment Management

M.B.A. 

kbrinkman@ccms.edu 
513-618-1926

 

Kevin is responsible for the duties of the Admission Office and Registrar. He works with incoming students to answer questions about admission and financial aid. He also evaluates transcripts and applications. Kevin works with current CCMS students by handling class schedules, graduation requirements, and transcripts. 

 

Kevin is a proud graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Masters in Business Administration. He is 12 year veteran of higher education.

 

He is the proud father of 2 sons, enjoys Reds baseball, college basketball, and the journey for the perfect pizza!

Ken Coggeshall

Ken Coggeshall

Development Director

M.P.A. 

kcoggeshall@ccms.edu 

513-618-1927

 

As Development Director for CCMS, Ken Coggeshall is responsible for all the day-to-day fundraising operations of the College. He has been in fundraising for sixteen years, becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2014. Prior to coming to CCMS, Ken served in various fundraising capacities at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, OneSight, The Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio and the National Democratic Institute in Washington, D.C. Before he embarked on his career in fundraising, Ken was a licensed social worker, working with severely mentally ill adults. Ken holds a BS in Psychology from Wright State University and an MPA in Non-Profit Management from the George Washington University. 

 

Ken has served as Vice-President of Communications for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals and as Board President for the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. He is also a member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club. Music has been a central part of his life, having been a singer and guitarist for several critically unacclaimed bands over the years. In addition to music, Ken enjoys film, history, reading, golf, the Cincinnati Reds and, for some reason, the Minnesota Vikings. He has been a husband for eleven years and has won most of the awards and commendations available in that role. He and his wife Mary live in Madisonville with their dog Bertram.

Molly Jones

Molly Jones

Director of Library & IT

Title IX Coordinator

M.L.S.

mjones@ccms.edu 
513-618-1933

 

“As the Director of Library and IT, I love providing students with resources and services that enhance the curriculum and help them learn." 

 

Molly is responsible for managing all aspects of the CCMS library including acquisitions and cataloging, and for providing reference and IT support to the students. She also serves as the Title IX Coordinator, ensuring that CCMS is compliant in Title IX and that students and employees receive training. Molly earned a Master of Library Science degree in 2011 from Indiana University. 

 

Molly lives with her husband and their three cats in Cincinnati, in a house that is decorated year-round for Halloween. In her free time Molly enjoys reading, volunteering at animal shelters, and creative writing.

Beth Williams

Beth Williams

Special Assistant to the President & CEO

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

B.M.S., Licensee, COCP, CPC, Certified Funeral Celebrant, Registered Ohio Notary, Alumna 

ewilliams@ccms.edu 
513-618-1930 

 

“As a twenty year veteran of funeral service, I understand the dedication necessary to answer this calling first-hand. I am afforded the opportunity to share my experience with students as they develop confidence and skill, which is incredibly rewarding. I believe in the value of a funeral and I believe in the value of a quality education, both of which are foundational to the CCMS vision. We are 'Transforming Death Care Education' and our momentum is unstoppable!” 

 

An alumna of CCMS and the University of Cincinnati, Beth completed her Bachelor of Mortuary Science in 1998. She is an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Master Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and Certified Pre-planning Consultant. 

 

In 2013, after spending many rewarding years as a practicing funeral director/embalmer, Beth joined the CCMS team. She serves as Special Assistant to President & CEO, Jack E. Lechner, Jr., and as liaison to the college’s Board of Trustees, ensuring development and continuity of leadership objectives. 

 

Beth  enjoys connecting with service professionals and  alumni as the Director of Continuing Education and Alumni Relations for the college. She also appreciates the responsibility of mentoring students in their development as adjunct faculty in the Clinical and Restorative Art labs. 

 

Beth and her husband of sixteen years reside on the east side of Cincinnati with their two children, son Grey, and daughter Lainey.

Meet our faculty and leadership team