EAIE Election results are revealed

EAIE Election results are revealed

In April, EAIE members helped shape the future of the EAIE by casting their votes for the September 2014–2016 EAIE Leadership. The votes are now in, and we’re very pleased to announce the newly elected Vice-President, Board, General Council and Expert Community Steering groups. Read on to find out who’s been elected.

This future group of EAIE leaders will begin their term on 19 September 2014, at the 26th Annual EAIE Conference Closing Plenary in Prague.

New EAIE Vice-President

As current Vice-President, Laura Howard prepares to assume the role of President, we welcome Markus Laitinen as our new Vice-President.

Markus Laitinen is currently the Head of International Affairs at the University of Helsinki, winner of the 2013 EAIE Institutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation. He has served the university in various roles over the past 21 years, all relating to internationalisation. The EAIE has been part of his professional life and development from the outset, having attended his first EAIE conference in London in 1994. As Vice-President and subsequently President, Markus aims to ensure that EAIE members are seen to be at the cutting edge of their profession and hopes that future generations of international exchange specialists will share his conviction that the EAIE can be a cornerstone of their professional careers.

New EAIE Board members

We are pleased to welcome the following individuals who will join the President and Vice-President on the EAIE Board:

Marina Casals Sala
Director of International Relations
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain

Marit Egner
Senior Adviser
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Arnold Persoon
European Partnership Director
StudyGroup, the Netherlands

New EAIE General Council

For the first time, General Council members have been solely elected directly from the EAIE membership. We are pleased to welcome the following individuals who will join Immediate Past President, Hans-Georg van Liempd on the General Council:

Han Aarts, Maastricht University Centre for International Cooperation in Academic Development, the Netherlands

Axel Aerden, Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), the Netherlands

Uwe Brandenburg, CHE Consult, Germany

Gunilla Carlecrantz, Lund University, Sweden

Hendrik Jan Hobbes, Nuffic, the Netherlands

Karin Klitgaard Møller, EDU, Denmark

Laura Paternoster, University of Trento, Italy

David Perry, Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, France

Christopher Price, Adventus Education/Digital Student Recruitment, UK

Michael Rosier, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Maite Viudes, Tecnocampus University, Spain

Stephen Williams, University of Warwick, UK

Adinda van Gaalen, Nuffic, the Netherlands

Els van der Werf, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

More information about the elections, including the Expert Community Steering group winners, is available to EAIE members in the Member Centre. Log in now to view the complete election results.

Congratulations to the new 2014–2016 EAIE Leadership and thank you to all those EAIE members who took the time to make their voices heard.