HFCC Celebrates Inauguration of President Stan Jensen May 9

Monday, April 21, 2014
College Seal

The HFCC Board of Trustees proudly announces the investiture of Dr. Stanley E. Jensen as the fifth president of the College. This auspicious occasion takes place Friday, May 9, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Forfa Auditorium of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) on the main campus.

Jensen assumed the presidency of HFCC in May of 2013, which marked the start of the College’s 75th anniversary year. Under his leadership, he steered the College out of a $16 million budget deficit through various cost-savings measures, passed a millage, and re-focused efforts at the College on student success initiatives.

As a veteran of higher education, Jensen previously was the president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in Glenwood Springs, Colo. During his tenure as presidency, CMC had increased enrollment, retention, revenues, assets, reserves, doubling of the endowment, as well as new facilities built and technology upgraded. CMC is ranked first in Colorado and 17th in the nation in terms of student success, as measured by graduation rates and transfer rates. Early in his academic career, Jensen served as a dean of students and as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities. Before becoming a college president, Jensen was president and founder of his own consulting company. For more than 20 years, he provided leadership development, team building, process improvement training, personal coaching, strategic planning and keynote addresses to businesses, colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations. He has built hundreds of process improvement teams and provided leadership training to more than 30 colleges across the country. He is also a certified fundraising manager. Additionally, he has authored three non-fiction books about leadership and team-building. Jensen earned his undergraduate degree from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, where he majored in speech and minored in Greek; a master’s of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary; and a doctorate from the University of Iowa in History and the Philosophy of Education.

“I believe there are many great things ahead for the College. I am proud to be a part of it as we head into its next 75 years,” he said.

A campus-wide reception will take place immediately following the ceremony. For additional information and special assistance, please call the Office of the President at 313.854.9650.