EHU appoints new Governing Board for the period of 3 years

EHU appoints new Governing Board for the period of 3 years

On December 14 the General Assembly of Part-Owners (GAPO) of the European Humanities University (EHU) took a decision on the appointment of the new membership of the University’s strategic management body - the Governing Board (GB) for the period of 3 years.

Earlier this year - on July 6 - following recommendations, provided after the Board Efficiency Assessment of the EHU GB, performed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) GAPO took a decision on renewing membership of the GB, as in accordance with the article 6.10 of the University Statutes.

Based on the recommendations provided, the new composition of the EHU GB will be scaled to a maximum of 9 members in total, supplemented by a change of skill-set required from its membership. Hence, a set of priorities to potential candidates for the EHU GB was brought up by GAPO, including:

  • Links/connections to Nordic countries and Nordic donors;
  • Relevant background and connections to higher education in the US and/or contacts with funding institutions in the US;
  • Experience from higher education management at a University, for instance, from Western Europe. Preferably with a background in distance learning education and solid HR management experience;
  • Relevant links and connections to the governments of Lithuania, Eastern European countries, and the European Union institutions;
  • Professional management background from an innovative and growing company, preferably in Eastern Europe.

According to the President of the Eurasia Foundation and Chairman of EHU GAPO Horton Beebe-Center: “For several months, GAPO has worked closely with the University's leadership, key partners, and donors to reconstitute EHU's Governing Board. We are confident that the new board has the commitment, expertise, networks, and stature necessary to meet EHU's strategic goals. I thank the new GB members for their willingness to serve and thank our partners for helping to recruit such a capable group to guide the University's development in the years ahead”.

Following membership composition of the EHU GB is adopted for the 3 years period, starting December 14, 2016:

  • Prof. Anatoli Mikhailov, ex officio (Belarus)
    President of the European Humanities University
  • Mr. Jørgen Jørgensen, ex officio (Denmark)
    Acting Rector of the European Humanities University
  • Prof. Ludger Kühnhardt (Germany)
    Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn
  • Prof. Michael Kennedy (USA)
    Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
  • Mr. Per Carlsen (Denmark)
    Former Ambassador of Denmark to Latvia
  • Ms. Ewa Ośniecka-Tamecka (Poland)
    Vice-Rector of the College of Europe
  • Mr. Jonas Paslauskas (Lithuania)
    Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Neighborhood
  • Mr. Artiom Anisimov (Belarus)
    EHU Alumnus, Space Advocate at Noosphere Ventures
  • Pending candidate to be nominated by the Swedish Government

EHU GB is expected to convene at its first official meeting in January 2017.

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