Starting 1 November 2015, Marjolijn Brussaard will be the new Chairman of the Executive Board of ArtEZ University of the Arts. This was officially announced by the Board of Governors.
Marjolijn Brussaard (1962) has a strong connection to art education. She herself completed her studies at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, where she worked for many years within various capacities. Her last position there was Faculty Chair of Art and Economy. In 2012, she was appointed Dean of the School of Art & Design of the Nottingham Trent University in England and in the past three years, she has achieved impressive results there. Marjolijn Brussaard has over 15 years of experience in the international arena as a board member and chairman of various networks and as a speaker.
Frans Leijnse, Chairman of the Board of Governors of ArtEZ, welcomed the appointment: ‘We are convinced that Marjolijn Brussaard can play an exceptional role at ArtEZ with her broad experience and large international network.’
Marjolijn Brussaard succeeds Renate Litjens, who has held this position on an interim basis since April 2014.