DEARBORN — The Henry Ford Community College Board of Trustees has named Stan Jensen as the fifth president of the institution.
Jensen replaces Gail Mee, who left to pursue other opportunities. Mee was the college’s first woman to serve as president.
Jensen said that he is ready to contribute to the college and believes that this opportunity is a good fit for him based on his background, experience in higher education.
“I believe there are many great things ahead of Henry Ford Community College,” Jensen said. “I look forward to working with the dedicated faculty and staff to ensure that the college thrives and builds on its legacy as an exceptional institution of higher education.”
Prior to joining HFCC, Jensen served as the president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College. The college ranked first in Colorado and 17th in the nation for student success, as measured by graduation rates and transfer rates.
As a higher education administrator, Jensen has focused on strategic planning for college growth, program development, resource development, strategic technology adoption and leadership. His presidency at Colorado Mountain reflected strong growth in enrollment, retention, revenues, assets, reserves, doubling of the endowment, improved technology and building of new physical facilities.
Additionally, he is a published author of three books on the topics of leadership and team building. During his career, he was also founder and president of his own consulting company and for more than 20 years, provided leadership development, team building, process improvement training, personal coaching, strategic planning, and key note addresses to businesses, colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations. He has built hundreds of process improvement teams and provided leadership training to more than 30 colleges across the country.
To learn more about Henry Ford Community College, visit www.hfcc.edu, or call 800-585-4322.