The People: Kenneth Huggins

Publish Date: September 12, 2013

Emeritus Professor of Finance Kenneth Huggins died July 6, 2013 at the age of 81.

Huggins came to MSU Denver 1987 as a finance professor and later became chair. He retired in 2004.

“Ken was very dedicated to the Finance Department,” says Associate Professor Ramon Griffin. “In addition to his other duties, he initiated and ran the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program.”

Huggins founded two student clubs and developed a program funded by a Small Business Administration grant in which finance students provided consultations and case studies to local businesses.

Prior to coming to MSU Denver, he was director of College Financial Planning in Denver and had taught business at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 1978–84 and Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) from 1966–70.

Huggins held a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Dakota Wesleyan, a master’s in international business from the University of Indiana and a Ph.D. in finance from Texas Tech University.