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Release Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015

President Receives 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award

HFC President Dr. Stan Jensen received the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo celebration on March 13.

Presented by Ford Land, the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo honored more than 90 businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries and showcased more than 40 Dearborn area businesses. The Business Leader of the Year Award is a prestigious recognition presented to a business leader in the Dearborn Area who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and qualities in leadership.

As HFC’s fifth president, Jensen arrived during one of the College’s most challenging financial crises. However, by working in partnership with faculty, staff and administration, he led HFC through this difficult financial period. Today, the College has a stronger budget and continues to increase its financial resources to ensure that it remains on the cutting edge of the higher education industry.

Jensen was also instrumental in leading the College through a name change last year, from Henry Ford Community College to Henry Ford College. The College and community celebrated this change in May 2014, which marked HFC’s diamond anniversary. This change included an overhaul of the College’s branding and image, as well as the addition of four-year degrees. As a result of his leadership, HFC was one of only three two-year colleges in Michigan to enjoy a positive enrollment increase for the fall.

During the awards ceremony, Dr. Jensen thanked the Chamber and Dearborn community for this honor. But most importantly and in his humble manner, Jensen made sure to recognize all HFC faculty, staff and students for their work to make HFC one of the best educational institutions in southeast Michigan.

For more information about the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo, please visit or call 313-584-6100.