Former HFCC president passes

DEARBORN — Former Henry Ford Community College President Stuart McLeod Bundy died May 9, 2011, in Temecula, Calif., following a long illness. He was 82.

Bundy served as HFCC president from 1972 to 1989 and was a respected leader who made significant contributions to the college and students.

Current HFCC President Gail Mee said that under his leadership the college established many new programs and services that helped ensure student success.

“We are saddened to hear of Dr. Bundy’s passing,” she said. “His leadership and contributions to Henry Ford Community College continue to serve our students and community today.”

Following his career at HFCC, Bundy became chancellor of San Bernardino Community College District from 1989 to 2000. According to a statement released by his family, he relished his role at San Bernardino and worked diligently to ensure that students had a voice.

Following his retirement as chancellor, he continued to teach at San Bernardino.

During his career, he and a colleague from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., founded a community college in Guatemala.

Bundy earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California in philosophy of education and administration. He then joined the faculty at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., and rose to vice president of instruction.

Bundy’s first wife, Miriam, the mother of their three children, died in 1998. He later was reintroduced to Nancy Carter, a friend from high school. They married in 2000.

He leaves his wife, Nancy; three children, Grace Cosby of Tijuana, Mexico, Jon Bundy of Riverside, Calif., and Valerie Haug of Fresno, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canyon Lakes Community Church in Wildomar, Calif.