The Executive Board has appointed Harriët Schelhaas as Dean of Erasmus School of Law as of 1 January 2022. Harriët is already a familiar face for many of our colleagues. We are confident that Harriët will further strengthen the development of our School and the reputation of Erasmus School of Law due to her qualities, experience and knowledge of the School and its employees.
“I am pleased that the Executive Board has appointed Harriët as my successor. After being Dean of Erasmus School of Law with great pleasure and passion for the past nine years, it was very important to me to hand over the position to the right person, which is the case with Harriët. She is inspiring, an amazing scientist, and a leader who focuses on cooperation. With admiration and great pleasure, I have seen how Harriët has obtained an authoritative position within our School in a relatively short period after her appointment as Professor of Private Law. I am confident that Harriët will bring many good things for Erasmus School of Law and the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the next few years with her vision, practical “Rotterdam” way of thinking, ability to listen and move forward, humour and impressive network." - Prof. Suzan Stoter
"I am very honoured to succeed Suzan as Dean of our beloved School. Suzan has stood proud and brave at the head of Erasmus School of Law for nine years and has guided us in becoming a strong school of Law with her tremendous energy, knowledge, expertise and involvement. Her connecting leadership and knowledge of everything within our School and University is unparalleled and generates respect.
We may thank her for what she has meant for Erasmus School of Law, including the implementation of Problem Based Learning, the boost of our research under the flagship 'Where law meets business' and the transformation of our Sanders Building. It is an honour to further develop Erasmus School of Law with this strong foundation, our beautiful School with both feet on the ground, in the centre of the Rotterdam campus and society. I look forward to contributing to that and, of course, to the Erasmus University Rotterdam in general." - Prof. Harriët Schelhaas
The coming period will be focused on the careful transition between the current Dean and the new Dean. In addition, the time will be used to complete various tasks and, in consultation with the Vice Deans, the portfolios of the board.