Nieuws - 12 oktober 2011

Watchdog board declines talks with VHL staff

The supervisory board does not at present wish to enter into discussions with Van Hall Larenstein staff about the suspended education director Hans van Rooijen. The watchdog body announced this today in a letter to the staff.

Staff working on the Forest and Nature Management programme had asked for a meeting with the supervisory board. But the board gets its information about the developments at the applied sciences university from the VHL executive board. 'They are our legal contact point', says chair Margreeth de Boer. 'With regard to the position of programme director of Forest and Nature Management, the Supervisory Board has noted that adequate temporary arrangements have been made.' Gerrit Jeuring has recently become acting director of the Velp programme for a few days a week. Jeuring is also programme director of Life Sciences in Leeuwarden.

Meanwhile, the watchdog body awaits the outcome of the investigation by Ten Have Change Management, whose consultants are currently looking into the level of support for the current policy of the applied sciences university. This investigation was set in motion by the executive board with the blessing of the supervisory board, says De Boer. The supervisory board does intend to exchange ideas with the participational council of Van Hall Larenstein in the near future.