During the Groningen Philosopher’s Night (7 April 2017), I met a scientist who left our Alma Mater a few years ago. “UG is doing very well these days”, he said. He then looked at me and waited for my response. It was as if he expected me to tell him what was going well, and how we had achieved this. I could not agree more. Many doors are opening for UG these days. We have worked hard to reach our goals and realize our ambitions, and we are still trying to improve, for we have not yet reached our limits. He nodded. “I’m convinced that you will get there”.
I share his optimism. To me, collaboration is key. To join forces is in the interest of the whole UG-community. This is what I want to work on as a University Council member. Using only facts and analyses, and by promoting fair discussions and keeping an open mind.
About my career (LinkedIn): After graduation (UG 1980, Economics) I started working at Studium Generale. Later I moved to the Student Support Office, and afterwards to the Communication Office. During my work at the Communication Office, I was also account manager for several faculties. In the nineties I spent my educational leave at the University of Colorado (Boulder).Several times during my career, I was a member of the Service Council of the Office of the University. People sometimes say that someone can ‘get stuck in Groningen’. To me, it is different: I’m truly attached to the UG, which is what I want to show in the University Council.
|Last modified:||12 May 2017 5.14 p.m.|