Laura Coleman


Laura Coleman
  • Office Hours:
  • Mon. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tue. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thu. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri. 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Laura Coleman is President of Bay de Noc Community College, a position she assumed in July of 2006. Prior to joining Bay College, Dr. Coleman was Executive Dean at Bertrand Crossing Campus, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI. She also served as Interim Dean of Institute for Diversity and Leadership at Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI. She served as the Director at the Jefferson City Campus of State Fair Community College. Dr. Coleman received her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL, and her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Coleman serves on the Michigan Early Middle College Association Board, the Protect Michigan Commission College & University Workgroup, and the Michigan Developmental Education Workgroup. She was selected as the 2017 Upper Peninsula Business Person of the Year for U.P. Business Today. She served on the AACC Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development from 2011-2013 and the Commission on Research, Technology, and Emerging Trends from 2013-2014, the Michigan College Access Network Board of Directors from 2011-2015, and the (AACC) Presidents Academy Executive Committee from 2013-2017, the Michigan Community College Association Executive Board from 2015-2019, the College Board Community College Advisory Panel from 2017-2019, and as Past President to the Alliance for Innovation and Transformation (AFIT, formerly CQIN). Locally, she serves on the Delta County Economic Development Board, the EDA Executive Committee, the CUPPAD Central U.P. Regional Prosperity Collaborative and Rural Wage Study Committee, and is a member of Rotary. She served on the OSF Community Advisory Board from 2008-2012 and the Bay Area Economics Club from 2007-2014.