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The Board of Trustees is the legally required monitoring body of University College Roosevelt. UCR’s Executive Board cannot act without approval by the Board of Trustees on the Strategic Plan, the annual report, and the yearly financial statement and the yearly budget. The Board of Trustees is informed by the Executive Board of the most important developments and state of affairs at UCR. The members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Province of Zeeland and Utrecht University.

Current members:

Ir. Gerard van Harten (chair) is former chairman of the Board of Directors of DOW Benelux BV. Member of the Board of Trustees of Stichting Circulair Biobased Delta, chair of the Supervisory Board of PZEM, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Green Chemistry Campus B.V. and member of the Board of Trustees of Stichting Wonen en Psychiatrie. Ir. Gerard van Harten was appointed as member on March 16, 2012.

Prof. dr. ir. Andrea Ramírez Ramírez is professor of Low Carbon Systems and Technologies at the Department of Engineering Systems and Services and director of the Graduate School of Technology, Policy and Management of TU Delft. In addition, she is Associate Professor at the Copernicus Institute, group Energy and Resources at Utrecht University. Prof. Dr. Ir. Andrea Ramírez Ramírez was appointed as member on September 1, 2019.

Prof. dr. Rob van der Vaart has been working at the Faculty of Geosciences and Utrecht University as of 1974, including as professor of Social Geography, Dean of University College Utrecht, Honors Dean and vice-rector for Education. Prof. dr. Rob van der Vaart was appointed as member on January 22, 2018.

Dr. Yvonne Kops is currently a member of the executive board of Vereniging Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs in the Province of Noord-Brabant. She is a senior governor in education, as financial director and as program manager in education and research, with rich experience in leadership in higher education. She is equally experienced as Commissioner for institutions in the public sector. Dr. Yvonne Kops was appointed as member on January 1, 2022.

Dr. Rob Neutelings is Chair of the Executive Board at Curio (the former ROC West-Brabant). He has extensive experience as financial director in academic and other educational institutions, as well as being Commissioner for institutions in the public sector. Dr. Neutelings has a proven track record in strategy development, change management, and transition of complex organizations. Dr. Rob Neutelings was appointed as member on January 1, 2022.

Contact:

The secretary to the Board of Trustees is Ms. Jeanette Gels (j.gels@persistencecellar.com – t. +31 (0) 118 655 550). For questions about the Board of Trustees, please contact Ms. Gels.