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 excellent higher education for all students. His mission is to promote an HFC education as a gateway to the middle class, and a gem in the Midwest.

Public Communications and Messages


President Kavalhuna welcomes comments, suggestions, and feedback about the content of his messages. Please contact president@hfcc.edu

Reminder for HFC employees: President Kavalhuna's messages directly for you are in the HFC portal under President's Internal Messages.

2020 public messages

Most recent messages first:

Why vote? President Kavalhuna’s story - Oct 4, 2020

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: the High Holy Days of the Jewish year - Sep 18, 2020

September 11: Inclusion and connection after tragedy - Sep 11, 2020

Celebrating the contributions of Labor to the American workforce - Sep 7, 2020

President Kavalhuna welcomes students to HFC for Fall 2020 - Aug 31, 2020

Community holds us together. Your success motivates us. - Aug 29, 2020

Eid al-Adha 2020 - Jul 31, 2020

A Path Forward in a World of Injustice: next steps - Jul 24, 2020

Independence Day 2020 - Jul 3, 2020

President Kavalhuna’s message about safety on campus this summer - Jul 2, 2020

Remembering Bridget Pizzino - Jun 30, 2020

Mike Daher remembrances, by the HFC community - Jun 29, 2020

What Juneteenth means - Jun 18, 2020

Video of June 11 President’s Town Hall - Jun 16, 2020

Finding a path forward in a world of injustice - Jun 4, 2020

Memorial Day 2020 - May 22, 2020

Remembering Morris Hood III - May 14, 2020

Congratulations, HFC Class of 2020! - May 8, 2020

What Cinco de Mayo means - May 4, 2020

Earth Day and Arbor Day - Apr 23, 2020

What Ramadan means - Apr 23, 2020

President Kavalhuna’s message about Monica Echeverri Casarez - Apr 16, 2020

HFC supports extension of Stay Home, Stay Safe order - Apr 9, 2020

Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter - Apr 8, 2020

What Passover means - Apr 7, 2020

President Kavalhuna’s April 2 message to students - Apr 6, 2020

Update on coronavirus reports - Mar 28, 2020

Message to campus, March 23, 11:30 a.m. - Mar 23, 2020

President Kavalhuna's March 16 messages to students and employees - Mar 16, 2020

Changes in Henry Ford College operations due to coronavirus - Mar 12, 2020

President Kavalhuna talks about the HFC coronavirus response - Mar 11, 2020

Info and resources about coronavirus - Mar 4, 2020

What Presidents’ Day means - Feb 17, 2020

The Chinese New Year - Jan 24, 2020

January 2020 State of the College address - Jan 9, 2020

2019 public messages

Most recent messages first:

Wishing you refreshment, hope, and peace during this holiday season - Dec 20, 2019

What Kwanzaa means - Dec 18, 2019

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany - Dec 18, 2019

What Hanukkah means - Dec 17, 2019

Executive Director of Human Resources, and related news - Dec 16, 2019

What Thanksgiving means - Nov 26, 2019

What Veterans Day means - Nov 11, 2019

Campus Safety Service Level Analysis - Nov 1, 2019

Halloween, All Saints', All Souls' holidays - Oct 31, 2019

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day - Oct 14, 2019

What Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mean - Sep 27, 2019

Video from President Kavalhuna about how we can help you succeed as an HFC student - Sep 23, 2019

What Hispanic Heritage Month means - Sep 20, 2019

September 12: possibilities after a tragedy - Sep 12, 2019

Labor Day recognizes the contributions of Labor to the American workforce - Aug 30, 2019

What Eid al-Adha means - Aug 9, 2019

Our diverse community can lead real change - Aug 5, 2019

What Independence Day means - Jul 2, 2019

What LGBTQ Pride Month means - Jun 21, 2019

Why Juneteenth matters - Jun 19, 2019

What Memorial Day means - May 23, 2019

What Ramadan means, and how we can support our Muslim community - May 14, 2019

While grieving renewed attacks, we can build a culture of connection - Apr 23, 2019

Video from President Kavalhuna: smoking and guns on campus - Apr 14, 2019

Our community grieves together, and stands with our Muslim brothers and sisters - Mar 16, 2019

Condolences to our community following the death of HFC student Ahmed Altaii - Mar 11, 2019

Video and statement from President Kavalhuna: Academic support for students after weather closures - Feb 20, 2019

Video and statement from President Kavalhuna: about our decision not to close this morning (Feb. 12) - Feb 12, 2019

John Dingell, a man For the Good of All - Feb 7, 2019

January State of the College: points of pride, vision for 2019 and beyond - Jan 4, 2019

President Kavalhuna establishes a strategic enrollment management core team - Jan 4, 2019