Siena College president suffers massive stroke

July 26, 2019 04:22 PM

Siena College President Brother F. Edward Coughlin has suffered a massive stroke.

The college says Coughlin was having surgery in Rochester to repair a congenital heart defect he's had since birth – and an unrelated complication led to the stroke.


Doctors continue to monitor his condition. As of Friday, he had not regained consciousness.

Around 250 people attended a prayer service at the college for Coughlin on Friday morning.

For now, Dr. Margaret Madden will continue as acting president.


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