The Hague University of Applied Sciences welcomes new member to its Board of Trustees: Jenke ter Horst

On 4 October, the Board of Trustees (RvT) welcomed Jenke ter Horst as a new member. Ter Horst succeeds Louis de Quelerij, who will retire from the University of Applied Sciences after having served the maximum of two 4-year terms.

Ter Horst, who will become a member of the Board of Trustees’ Education and Research Committee, is Student Counsellor and Dean of TIAS School for Business and Society. He is also Professor of Finance at Tilburg University. He studied Econometrics at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in Financial Econometrics at Tilburg University.  
 
The Board of Trustees was looking for a candidate with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of higher education and practice-oriented research. Someone who is familiar with the work processes at metropolitan educational institutions and who has knowledge of and a vision on the current developments in higher education. The members of the Board are pleased with the appointment of Ter Horst, who fits this profile well.  
 
Ter Horst is looking forward to fulfil his new role at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. “The way in which THUAS challenges students appeals to me greatly and is almost completely in line with the mission of the institute which I have the honour of leading on a daily basis. Given my background, in addition to the experience I bring in the field of education and (practice-oriented) research, I expect to be able to make an additional contribution to the embedding of lifelong learning and development at THUAS”. 

Marjet van Zuijlen, Chair of the Board: “Louis (de Quelerij) has dedicated himself to our University of Applied Sciences for many years. My colleagues and I have come to know him as someone with an enormous passion for higher education, someone who is firm on content but also knows how to convince with humour and flair. We thank Louis for his commitment to the university, including as Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Education and Research Committee. And we are happy to announce that in Jenke we have found a successor with the same passion for quality education”.