Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Dean of FSN, Jacomine Ravensbergen, leaves AUAS

Ravensbergen is appointed to Executive Board of Avans University of Applied Sciences

3 Oct 2016 10:25 | Communication

As of 1 December 2016, Jacomine Ravensbergen, Dean of the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition (FSN) at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), will become a member of the Executive Board of Avans University of Applied Sciences and will therefore take leave of AUAS.

The Executive Board of AUAS will consult with the faculty to start the procedure for finding a successor. The appointment of a new dean starts with drawing up a profile for the intended successor (m/f). The Representative Advisory Council will be closely involved in the procedure.

Jacomine Ravensbergen was appointed to the position of dean of the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition in 2010. According to AUAS Rector Huib de Jong, she played an important role in further developing the faculty. ‘Jacomine is a networker pur sang. I was very impressed with her enormous passion for the educational as well as sports sector and the manner in which she succeeded in strengthening the contacts between both sectors. Within the University, she was always a strong advocate of sports competition at the highest level. She was instrumental in establishing the ‘Topsport Academie Amsterdam’ (TAA) (Topsport Academy Amsterdam), which made possible for athletes at the top level to continue with their studies. In addition, she greatly strengthened the research activities at the faculty. Under her leadership, the number of professors increased, and a very solid link was established between research and educational activities. Within that framework, she forged a strong relationship with the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences of VU Amsterdam. She was the driving force behind the creation of the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS), a collaborative institute involving several organisations. These are achievements that she can look back on proudly as a dean, and that we, at the university, greatly appreciate. We wish her all the success in the world in working together with our colleagues at Avans.’