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.

Profiles and Matrix

The Board of Governors consists of


  • Mr. H. Reumkes


  • W.I.I. van Beek
  • Prof. W.M.P. van der Aalst
  • Mrs. Prof. E. van Sliedregt
  • Dhr. J.H.P.M. van Lange
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
Mrs. Prof. E. van Sliedregt Committee Education, Research and Valorization member + Renumeration Committee chairman Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 1, 2019
Mr. J.H.P.M. van Lange Oct. 1, 2017 Oct. 1, 2021
Mr. H. Reumkes President Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2022

More information

More information can be obtained from the official secretary to the Board of Governors: Mr. Dr. Martijn Nolen LLM, tel. 013 - 466 2248 or the secretariat of the Board of Governors Ms. Anja de Bie, tel. 013 - 466 2327.