Erasmus University prepares for implementation of Strategy 2024
The Supervisory Board of the University, together with the Executive Board and the internal stakeholders, has deliberated both on the challenges that the University will likely face during the coming years at both regional and national level as well as on the actual implementation of this new strategy. This latter point has been reason for the Supervisory Board to reflect on the type of governance the new strategy requires.
The Chair of the Executive Board, Kristel Baele, wishes to fully accommodate the outcome thereof. For this reason, the Supervisory Board and Ms. Baele have decided, in good consultation with each other, that she will not serve a second term as President of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The Supervisory Board is extremely grateful to Ms. Baele for her achievement in strengthening the University’s course. With the recent adoption of Strategy 2024, wherein the specific and important signature of having societal impact is apparent, the university is well set up and prepared for its future. The new course for the Erasmus University has been developed in a distinctive manner with and by the organisation and its many stakeholders and it enjoys broad acceptance.
Kristel Baele has strengthened the University’s level of regional cooperation, among others, as Chair of the Leiden-Delft-EUR Alliance. From her positon as Portfolio Holder Internationalisation in the Executive Board, she has delivered an important contribution to the national policy agenda in this area as well as having been successful in better positioning Erasmus University Rotterdam in the European arena. Ms. Baele has also contributed significantly to making the internal organisation more robust through her focus on attaining operational excellence as well as through the appointment of staff in key positions in the University.
Kristel Baele says: “I have served Erasmus University Rotterdam with a mix of love and passion during the past years. These were fine and intense years where many great things happened and where I have, with others, brought the University to the next phase in its development. I also reflect on a period of personal and professional growth. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all my colleagues for their fine cooperation and inspiration and I thank the members of the Supervisory Board for the trust they placed in me. It is now time for me to move on. I wish Erasmus University Rotterdam the very best future possible.”