The Executive Board is responsible for the management and administration of the entire University.
The members of the Executive Board are appointed and dismissed by the Board of Governors.
Rector Magnificus and President
Prof. Carel Stolker
1st term: 8 February 2013 - 7 February 2017
2nd term 8 February 2017 - 7 February 2021
Prof. Hester Bijl
1st term: 1 November 2016 - 31 October 2020
1st term: 8 May 2017 - 7 May 2021
The academic community determines the content and structure of the teaching and research. Decisions regarding these are made at the lowest possible level: by the departments, institutes and faculties whenever possible, and at University level if this is of demonstrable value or if circumstances so require. This philosophy, which has been so beneficial to our University, is ideally suited to a research university in which researchers are free to determine their own teaching and research agenda.
Personal assistant to the Rector Magnificus/President
The personal assistant works in close collaboration with the secretariat to provide support to the Rector Magnificus (with the exception of diary management).
Secretary to the Executive Board
Dr. Carolien Metselaar
Secretaries to individual members of the Executive Board
Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President
Anna Vuijk-de Haan
Hester Bijl, Vice-Rector Magnificus
Martijn Ridderbos, Vice-President
Peggy de Haan
PO Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden
2311 EZ Leiden