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
HFC supports extension of Stay Home, Stay Safe order
Governor Whitmer extended the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order through April 30. President Kavalhuna and the HFC community support this decision and will continue with remote operations.
President Kavalhuna’s message to employees, April 2, 2020
President Kavalhuna spoke to employees for 10 minutes during the HFC Board of Trustees online meeting April 2, 2020.
Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter
President Kavalhuna shares his reflections on Easter, the centerpiece of the Christian year, and Holy Week and Good Friday.
What Passover means
President Kavalhuna shares his reflections on the meaning of Passover.