McDonald elected VP of AFT

Photo courtesy of HFCC
AFT President Randi Weingarten congratulates John McDonald at the AFT Pride of the Union Reception.

Henry Ford Community College Federation of Teachers’ President John McDonald has been elected to serve as a vice president on the American Federation of Teachers’ Executive Council by delegates to the 82nd American Federation of Teachers’ National Convention held recently in Detroit. The AFT represents 1.5 million public school, higher education, health care, and public employee professionals across the nation.

In addition to serving on the AFT’s governing board, McDonald has been appointed to its Committee on Political Education; the AFT Democracy Committee, which promotes democratic principles and institutions within the United States and abroad; and the AFT Human and Civil Rights Committee. He has served on the AFT’s Higher Education Program and Policy Council since 1991.

A member of Henry Ford Community College’s English Division, McDonald has served as the HFCC Federation of Teachers’ President and as AFT-Michigan Vice-president for Higher Education since 1978. He also serves on the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO Executive Board.

Over the course of his career, McDonald has served on and chaired numerous HFCC curriculum, facilities, and hiring committees as well as HFCC and Dearborn Public Schools’ millage committees. He will continue to serve as president of the HFCC Federation of Teachers.

Within the Dearborn community, McDonald is a member and past president of the Dearborn Rotary Club and past Chair of the Dearborn Rotary Foundation. He serves on the Boards of the Dearborn Centurions and Henry Ford Community College Foundation. For several years, he has chaired the Michael Adray Memorial Golf Tournament and is a member of the Dearborn Amicus Club.