Henry Ford College (HFC) invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of President. Founded in 1938 as Fordson Junior College, HFC has developed and expanded its mission over the ensuing decades, and seeks a leader who will continue the momentum of growth that has established the College as an active leader in workforce training and higher education attainment for the citizens of Dearborn, Michigan, and the surrounding communities.
Henry Ford College seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, and inspirational leader to nurture a culture of student success and foster a tradition of innovative educational and training excellence. The successful candidate will be one whose education, experience, achievements, and personal characteristics most closely fit the College’s leadership opportunities. He or she must be an innovative thinker with the ability to develop, communicate, and implement new ideas in an environment that cherishes the traditions of shared governance. He or she must possess an understanding of excellent teaching, scholarship, a collaborative leadership style, an appreciation for the importance of community engagement and entrepreneurial business skills to achieve growth in an increasingly competitive environment, and a demonstrated history of sound fiscal management and successful fundraising.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), HFC is a comprehensive public college serving more than 20,000 students annually in southeast Michigan. It is dedicated to preparing students for the rapidly changing world and workplace by offering more than 120 associate degree, career, and university transfer programs. Additionally, HFC offers a bachelor of science degree in Culinary Arts, as well as numerous articulation agreements with university partners. HFC specializes in customized training for business and industry. Students can transfer to a 4-year college or university, or they can enter the workforce directly.
In 2014, HFC established a University Center with three university partners: Eastern Michigan University, Sienna Heights University, and Madonna University. The College expects to enter into partnership agreements with several more Michigan-based universities in order to offer students greater opportunities for upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs in the near future.
Henry Ford College’s mission is to transform lives and build better futures by providing an outstanding education. As a student-centered, evidence-based college, HFC’s success is measured by the success of its students. The College empowers learners through nurturing the development of independent, critical, and creative thinking, and it embraces diversity, inclusion, understanding, and acceptance to prepare learners to succeed in a global society. Henry Ford College anticipates and responds to the needs of its stakeholders, exceeds their expectations, and serves the public good.
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will begin review of applications immediately and will continue to work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, interested applicants should submit, by January 15, 2018, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.
Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to: HenryFordCollegePres@agbsearch.com
Please direct nominations and inquiries to Executive Search Consultant, Carlos Hernandez, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org