Henry Ford College President
Russell A. Kavalhuna, J.D.

The College's sixth president, Mr. Kavalhuna is leading the way in creating affordable access to meaningful higher education for all students. His mission is to support student success, and to promote an HFC education as a gateway to a rewarding life.

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, communications, personnel, student services, facilities, fundraising, policy, reporting, and community and government relations.

The president works closely with seven 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 also works closely with the Deans of the four HFC academic schools, the leaders of HFC’s five collective bargaining units, and other leaders on and off campus.

The President is appointed by, and reports to, the Henry Ford College Board of Trustees, whose seven members are elected by the citizens of Dearborn, and whose members also serve as the Dearborn School District’s Board of Education.

President Russell A. Kavalhuna
President Russell A. Kavalhuna, J.D.

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L-412 ASCC Building
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

Executive Assistant: Patti Flogaus