Office of the President
President Kavalhuna is responsible for leadership, management, development, and coordination of all departments, divisions, and functions of the College, both internal and external. He is the foremost public representative of the College, speaks in an official capacity for the College, and is the face of the College to many public audiences.
In collaboration with other leaders, President Kavalhuna establishes and communicates the vision and strategic direction of the College. Some areas of responsibility include planning, budget, academics, personnel, student services, facilities, fundraising, policy, reporting, and community relations.
The president works closely with six vice presidents who take primary strategic and operational responsibility for major functional areas of the College. This group of senior leaders comprises the President's Cabinet.
The President is hired by, and reports to, the Henry Ford College Board of Trustees, who are elected by the citizens of Dearborn.
President Russell A. Kavalhuna, J.D.
About President Kavalhuna
HFC Leadership and Mission
Independence Day 2020
President Kavalhuna shares his reflections on the meaning of Independence Day at this time in our nation's history.
In early July, the College will resume teaching the Winter 2020 classes that had to be postponed because they could not be moved online. President Kavalhuna describes the College's safety measures and emphasizes teamwork to keep everyone safe.
Remembering Bridget Pizzino
President Kavalhuna and colleagues share their remembrances of Bridget Pizzino.
Mike Daher remembrances, by the HFC community
Mike Daher spent nearly 40 years teaching generations of HFC students as an English professor and director of the Honors Program. He is warmly remembered by the HFC community.