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:

Eid al-Adha 2020 - July 31, 2020

A Path Forward in a World of Injustice: Next Steps - July 25, 2020

Independence Day 2020 - July 3, 2020

President Kavalhuna’s message about safety on campus this summer (video) - July 2, 2020

Remembering Bridget Pizzino - June 30, 2020

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

What Juneteenth means - June 18, 2020

President’s Town Hall: A Path Forward in a World of Injustice (video) - June 16, 2020

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

Memorial Day 2020 - May 22, 2020

Remembering Morris Hood III - May 14, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020! - May 8, 2020

What Cinco de Mayo means - May 4, 2020

What Ramadan means - April 23, 2020

Earth Day and Arbor Day - April 23, 2020

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

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

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

What Passover Means - April 7,2020

President Kavalhuna’s April 2 message to students (video)

Update on coronavirus reports - March 28, 2020

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

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

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

President Kavalhuna talks about the HFC coronavirus response (video) - March 11, 2020

HFC's response to coronavirus - March 4, 2020

What President's Day means - February 12, 2020

The Chinese New Year - Jan. 24, 2020

State of the College 2020 (video) - Jan. 9, 2020


2019 public messages

Most recent messages first:

Wishing you refreshment, hope, and peace during this holiday season - Dec. 18, 2019

What Kwanzaa means - Dec. 18, 2019

Advent, Christmas, Epiphany - Dec. 18, 2019

What Hanukkah means - Dec. 17, 2019

Executive Director of Human Resources, 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 - Sept. 27, 2019

Student Success Minute: HFC student success resources in 47 seconds (video) - Sept. 23, 2019

What Hispanic Heritage Month means -Sept. 20, 2019

September 12: possibilities after a tragedy - Sept. 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 - July 2, 2019

What LGBTQ Pride Month means - June 20, 2019

Why Juneteenth matters - June 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 - April 23, 2019

HFC policies on smoking and dangerous weapons (video) - April 14, 2019

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

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

A video and statement about academic services to help students keep up with their classes - Feb. 20, 2019

A video and statement about the decision to keep campus open Tuesday, Feb. 12

John Dingell: a man For the Good of All - Feb. 8, 2019

State of the College: points of pride, vision for 2019 - Jan. 3, 2019

2018 public messages

Most recent messages first:

Establishing a Strategic Enrollment Management Core Team and SEM strategy (message to colleagues) - Dec. 21, 2018

Wishing you joy and fulfillment (message to campus) - Dec. 20, 2018

Why I am grateful for you (message to campus) - Nov. 21, 2018

Building Respect and Defeating Hate (message to campus) - Nov. 5, 2018

HFC and the Dearborn Community - Our Best, Together (video) - October 2018

Looking to the Future Together (message to campus) - Sept. 10, 2018

Inaugural State of the College address - Aug. 21, 2018

President Kavalhuna signs Governor's resolution supporting civility - July 23, 2018