HFC Board appoints John Satkowski as interim president

John Satkowski

At a public meeting Dec. 4, the Henry Ford College (HFC) Board of Trustees unanimously appointed John S. Satkowski as interim president of the College, effective Dec. 16, 2017.

Satkowski’s appointment follows HFC President Stanley Jensen’s resignation. Jensen announced that he will leave HFC to take a position as Executive Vice President of College Operations at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny, Iowa.

Satkowski has worked at HFC for more than five years as the Vice President of Financial, Facilities, and Auxiliary Services. Before coming to HFC, Satkowski served as Interim President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH, and he was the Executive Vice President of Finance/Treasurer at Owens for more than four years.

Earlier in his career, Satkowski worked in Academic Affairs (Provost’s Office) as Associate VP for Academic Finance at the University of Toledo; Budget Director at Medical College of Ohio; and in private industry with the CPA firms Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Satkowski earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He went on to earn his master’s degree in accounting and his juris doctor, both from University of Toledo. He gained professional education certification through Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen.

Satkowski will serve as interim president until the new president’s arrival on campus in 2018. The Board is conducting a search for HFC’s next president and is expected to appoint Jensen’s successor in the spring of 2018.

Related:
• HFC Board of Trustees: hfcc.edu/about-us/trustees
• HFC Presidential Search: hfcc.edu/presidential-search
• Dr. Jensen’s resignation announcement: hfcc.edu/news/president-stan-jensen-leaves-hfc-take-position-dmacc