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New vice dean at FEB: Albert Boonstra to succeed Janka Stoker as of 1 January 2015

15 October 2014

On 1 January 2015, the Board of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) will welcome Prof. Albert Boonstra as its new Vice Dean and Education Officer. He will succeed Prof. Janka Stoker, who has been vice dean since November 2009.

The members of the FEB Faculty Council have responded positively to the new Board composition. Prof. Harry Garretsen and Drs. John de Groot will remain in office as dean and managing director respectively.


Albert Boonstra, professor of Information Management is currently also programme director of the Master programme Business Administration, which he will discontinue when entering the Board.

Boonstra is looking forward to his new position: "I perceive it as a privilege to serve FEB as a member of the faculty board, with a special responsibility for education. Janka Stoker did a fantastic job by leading the redesign of our degree programmes. My aim is to build on her work, together with my fellow board members, staff and students of our faculty."

“Professor in leadership practicing leadership”

Janka Stoker's appointment has been extended until 1 January, when Albert Boonstra will begin his appointment. Stoker will remain professor in Leadership and Organizational Change at the FEB and will start a new expertise center on leadership.

Looking back on her time in the Board, she says: " It has been a wonderful experience as a professor in Leadership to practice leadership myself. The last five years have flown by with the redesign of all our programs, implementing a new educational philosophy, starting with the careers company, working on the Groningen Business School, to name only a few projects.

What I liked most is the close and good cooperation with FEB-staff members, both the academics and the non-academics! We deliver excellent teaching at FEB and that is really thanks to them. So it was an honor for me to be part of all this. I am sure Albert will keep on focusing on quality of FEB, and will do a great job as vice-dean!

I am looking forward to start the center on leadership with other FEB-staff where we will offer research, teaching and advice on leadership from both micro and macro-perspectives, in close cooperation with the outside world."

Last modified:16 October 2014 12.34 p.m.

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