Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.

Board of Governors

Tilburg University is a so-called 'special university'. Unlike the state universities, Tilburg University comes under a private-law foundation. Its Board of Governors guards the aims of the foundation, including its open Catholic identity. The Board of Governors also appoints the members to the Executive Board.

In addition, the Board of Governors is also in charge of the tasks and powers assigned by law to state university Supervisory Boards, such as approving:

  • the strategic plan
  • the budget, financial long-term plan, and annual accounts
  • the annual report
  • the executive and management regulations

In the case of a conflict between the Executive Board and the employee participation body - the University Council -, the Board of Governors can play a mediating role. The Board of Governors consists of:

Chairman

  • Drs. J.H.M. Hommen

Members

  • W.I.I. van Beek
  • Prof.  W. M.P. van der Aalst
  • Mrs. Prof. E. van Sliedregt

Tilburg University Board of Governors - Rotation schedule
Name Role First appointment Reappointment End of term
W.I.I. van Beek Vice-chairman + Audit Committee member Oct. 1, 2010 Oct. 1, 2014 Oct. 1, 2018
Prof. W. M.P. van der Aalst Committee Education, Research and Valorization chairman Aug. 1, 2015 Aug. 1, 2019
J.H.M. Hommen President + Remuneration Committee vice-chairman Jan. 1, 2014 Jan. 1, 2018
Mrs. Prof. E. van Sliedregt Committee Education, Research and Valorization member + Renumeration Committee chairman Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 1, 2019

More information can be obtained from the official secretary to the Board of Governors:

Mrs. drs. Abigail Vermeulen, Cobbenhagen building, room C 165, ph. +31 (013) - 466 8714