About CCMS


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.

Ken Coggeshall

Ken Coggeshall

Development Director





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 17 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 12 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.

Samantha Legendre

Samantha Legendre

Director of Admissions



“As the Director of Admissions I love providing potential students with resources and services to help them matriculate into CCMS and be successful in our profession!" 


Samantha is a graduate of CCMS and death care professional in the State of Ohio.  She is enjoying the opportunity to assist potential students with all they need to be successful. 


Samantha is a military veteran who proudly served her country in the United States Air Force.  She was a Staff Sergeant, working as an Aircraft Fuel System Specialist.  She used her technical expertise and skills to inspect, evaluate, and repair the fuel system on the F-16 fighter jet aircraft.  





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