DEARBORN — John Satkowski was appointed interim president of Henry Ford College Dec. 4 by a unanimous vote of the college’s board of trustees.
Satkowski’s appointment is effective Jan. 2.
The appointment follows HFC President Stanley Jensen’s resignation effective Dec. 15 to take a position as executive vice president of College Operations at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.
Jensen announced last April his plan to retire from HFC, effective June 30, 2018. This new opportunity changed his plans, he said. Jensen is a native of Iowa and had long planned to retire there once he concluded his presidency at HFC.
Satkowski has worked at HFC for more than five years as the vice president of Financial, Facilities, and Auxiliary Services. Before coming to HFC, Satkowski served as interim president of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio. He was the executive vice president of Finance/Treasurer at Owens for more than four years.
Earlier in his career, Satkowski worked in finance at the University of Toledo, Medical College of Ohio, Ernst & Young, and Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Satkowski earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He went on to earn his master’s degree in Accounting and his juris doctor, both from University of Toledo. He gained professional education certification through Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen.
Satkowski will serve as interim president until the new president’s arrival on campus in 2018. The board is conducting a search for HFC’s next president and is expected to appoint Jensen’s successor in the spring.