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Kevin Cotter '99

Meet the Grand Marshal

Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Kevin Cotter, 99th District, is being honored by Central Michigan University and will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2015 homecoming ceremonies Oct. 3, when the CMU Chippewas take on rival Northern Illinois.

“To serve as this year’s homecoming grand marshal is a tremendous honor for me,” Cotter said. “Central Michigan University has always held a special place in my heart, and I welcome the opportunity to continue my connection with the University.  Homecoming is an exciting time and really brings people together.”

Cotter is a graduate of Shepherd High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and business administration, as well as a Master of Science in Administration, both from Central Michigan University.  He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Rep. Cotter was elected to the House of Representatives in November of 2010, has won two re-elections and is currently in his final term as state representative.  Most recently, his colleagues elected him as Speaker of the House for the 2015-16 legislative session.

“When seeking to identify an individual for this time-honored tradition, we could think of no one more deserving,” said Marcie Otteman, executive director of alumni relations. “Kevin Cotter has continuously demonstrated his loyalty and commitment to CMU, Isabella County and Michigan, and we feel this is one small way to show him our appreciation for all he does for our community.  He is a proud alumnus of CMU, and we count it as an honor and pleasure to welcome him back this fall.”

Cotter, a lifelong resident of Isabella County, currently resides near Mount Pleasant with his wife, Jennifer. They are expecting their first child this fall.

Source: CMU Media News Release​​​​​