Nienke Meijer, Chairperson of the Fontys Executive Board, will resign at the end of this year.
From next year, she will work as a consultant for the Dutch The Advisory Board for Science, Technology and Innovation and the Volkskrant Foundation. She will advise them on, among other things, technological and personal development for young people and adults. Meijer will also focus on several initiatives in this area.
“I have been working for Fontys with great pleasure for more than ten years. During these years, I have been inspired in my work with colleagues, students, fellow board members, and external partners. This was at both regional and on a national level.”
‘Going to miss it’
“I already know that I am going to miss this work and everyone involved. For me, however, it is now time for the next step”, Meijer says.
Meijer has been Fontys’ figurehead for many years. In 2014 she was elected ‘Top Woman of the Year’ in the Eindhoven Brainport region. The jury was won over by ‘her drive and convincing, connecting, and inspiring leadership style’.
According to Fontys, Meijer has ensured that the transformation of the institution of higher professional education. It has changed from a broad quality university of applied sciences to a leading, innovative knowledge institute in the South of the Netherlands.
The Supervisory Board will shortly start looking for Meijer’s successor.
Editor: Melinda Walraven