HFC Welcomes Glenn Richards to Student Conduct and Compliance
HFC Student Conduct and Compliance Manager Glenn Richards, who joined the College in mid-April, was a first-generation college student.
“I had some great mentors to help me get through both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I want to be able to do that for students as well. Working in student conduct, I recognize the importance of education in working with students,” said Richards.
Born in Detroit and raised in Port Huron, Richards lives in Dearborn Heights with Rachel, his wife of five years, and their daughter, Brynn, who just turned 1.
An alumnus of Port Huron High School, Richards earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. At EMU, he double-majored in comprehensive communications and children’s literature and drama/theatre for the young. Richards also earned his master’s degree in college student personnel administration from the University of Central Missouri.
“I have worked in housing, student activities, student conduct, and first-year experience programs since earning my master’s degree and have indirectly worked with Title IX in each role I have had,” said Richards.
Proactive programming and impact
For 5½ years, Richards worked at Jackson College as Director of Residence Life and Student Life.
“I love working with college students on a diverse campus,” said Richards. “When looking for my current position at HFC, I was very impressed with the dedication HFC team members had toward the students and their education here at the College. I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with both Title IX and Student Conduct in a dual position.”
Richards reports to HFC Interim Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator Munira Kassim.
“I am so excited to have Glenn on our team,” said Kassim. “He has proven to be a great asset to HFC. He comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience. For me, it’s exciting to work with him.”
Richards, who aspires to be a dean of students and a vice president of student affairs, spoke about what interested him to work in Title IX. “I think it is the proactive programming and impact that can be had in the role,” he said. “One of my strengths is being a learner and I want to be able to use my love for learning to help teach others in a non-classroom setting. Proactive education on policies, procedures, and laws can help to reduce the amount of issues that arise in the future.”
In the past, Richards has had to go through the process of telling students that they needed to leave their educational institution because they violated policies, procedures, or laws. He hopes to help students avoid those outcomes in the future.
“Each day I am learning something new and getting new experiences,” he said. “Being able to see students who I have helped walk across the stage at commencement is the best part of my job. I haven’t been at HFC long, but already I know that there are so many people who are willing to help with just about anything. I have not met a single person here who does not have a passion for what they do.”