Koegel resigns from MCC Board

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Trustee Albert Koegel resigned from the Board, effective immediately. A deeply respected leader on the campus, Koegel announced his resignation at the Board’s Oct. 24 meeting. He has served the College as a Trustee for 25 years. In his resignation letter, Koegel thanked his fellow Board members for the opportunity to “make acquaintances into friends whom [he] will always happily remember.”

“On behalf of everyone at Mott, I want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Koegel for his outstanding service to the College these many years,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “It has been a pleasure to work with such a staunch supporter of the College and the community.” Koegel was first elected to the MCC Board of Trustees in 1991. He served as Board Secretary from 1995-1999, and has served as Board Treasurer since 1999. He was also Chairperson of the Board’s Finance/Audit Committee.

“It has been an honor to serve on the Board of Trustees with Mr. Koegel,” said acting Board Chairperson Dr. John Snell. “I will miss his insight and astute judgement as a steward of the College.”

Koegel attended Culver Military Academy, was a Merchant Marine and served in the Korean War as a first lieutenant of the US Army. He is an alumnus of MCC (then Flint Junior College) and holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Michigan. In 1972, Koegel became the CEO of Koegel Meats, following the retirement of his father, who began the company in 1916. As CEO, he oversaw the construction of a new manufacturing plant near Bishop Airport in Flint, enabling the company to more effectively deliver their products to individual stores due to the plant’s proximity to both I-75 and I-69.

Koegel’s public service interests and involvements include serving as treasurer of Flint Children’s Museum, the Flint Institute of Music, and First Presbyterian Church. He was treasurer/president of Flint Planned Parenthood and a member of the Finance Committee for Mott Children’s Health Center, the Flint Rotary Club, and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.

Because he chose not to run for re-election this year, Koegel’s tenure on the MCC Board would have expired at the end of this year had he not resigned. His replacement on the Board will be decided at the Nov. 8 election, and the six-year term will begin in January.

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