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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors monitors the management and administration of the University as a whole, and assists and advises the Executive Board.

The chair and members of the Board of Governors (one of whom is nominated by the University Council) are appointed, suspended and dismissed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The Board of Governors has an independent position at the University and is accountable to the Minister.

Profile of the Board of Governors (PDF, in Dutch)

Responsibilities

  • The Board of Governors is responsible for ensuring that in the execution of its tasks the Executive Board complies with the laws that apply to the University as well as with the regulations, guidelines, instructions and rules that derive from these laws.
  • The Board of Governors is also responsible for approving the budget and annual report, as well as for approving certain types of joint regulations together with other institutions of higher education.
  • The Board of Governors appoints, suspends and dismisses members of the Executive Board.

Regulation of the Board of Governors (in Dutch)

Chair

A.F. van der Touw
2nd term: 1 September 2020 - 1 September 2024

Members

C.M.L. Hijmans van den Bergh, MBA
2nd term: 1 December 2017 - 1 December 2021

Prof. E.W. Meijer
1st term: 1 January 2017 - 1 January 2021
2nd term: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2024

O. Zoutendijk MIM, BSc
2nd term: 1 July 2020 - 1 July 2024

Dr. E.A.A.M. van Welie
2nd term: 1 July 2017 - 1 July 2021

Contact

Dr. Carolien Metselaar
Secretary to the Executive Board

Postal address

PO Box 9500 
2300 RA Leiden

Visiting address

Rapenburg 70 
2311 EZ Leiden
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