Strategy and Information

The Office of Strategy and Information has, as its primary mission, the collection, analysis, and distribution of data for use in planning, decision-making, policy formulation, marketing, and communication at Henry Ford College. We serve as a clearinghouse for all information pertaining to the College and disseminate this information to a broad array of internal and external constituents.

The responsibilities of the Office of Strategy and Information include:

Institutional Research

  • Collect, analyze, and distribute data for use in planning, decision-making, and policy formation within the College.
  • Conduct major survey research projects, such as those tracking student satisfaction and program graduates.
  • Serve as the College’s primary data source for external reporting to federal agencies, state agencies, accrediting bodies, and the general public.


  • Develop reports using WebFOCUS software, which allows end users (college employees) to run reports and view data via a web browser interface.

Strategic and Operational Planning

  • Provide leadership and coordination of the College’s strategic planning process in cooperation with the Strategic Planning Committee.
  • Assist academic and administrative departments in linking college and program data to operational planning initiatives.

Institutional Effectiveness

  • Support college-wide processes for determining the effectiveness of programs, services, and the institution as a whole in order to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Provide services that support the integration of strategic and operational planning, budgeting, assessment, and accreditation.

Marketing and Communication

  • Represent Henry Ford College to its stakeholder groups with enthusiasm, accuracy, consistency and integrity.
  • Utilize effective and efficient communications to position the institution as an exemplary educational partner for business and industry in Southeast Michigan and the state.
  • Oversee the work of the on-campus Graphics Center.