News - January 31, 2008

VHL interim director named

The Executive Board has appointed Rien Komen interim director of Van Hall Larenstein university of professional education. Komen is business director of the Social Sciences Group. The Executive Board does not expect to appoint a permanent director until May at the earliest.

Komen plans to start by addressing education quality, student recruitment and strengthening relations with organisations in Friesland. He will only start formally once Ruud Huirne becomes available full time to take over as director of the Social Sciences Group. Huirne is currently director of the Animal and Social Sciences Groups. His successor for the Animal Sciences Group is expected to be named in February.

Komen is a polytechnic graduate himself. ‘I know the hbo world a bit. I also have experience in working for institutions with different locations.’