Chairwoman of the Executive Board

Prof. dr. B. (Barbara) Oomen, from 1 June 2022.

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We can do a lot of good things

"I have a heart for good education. As an administrator, you have to wake up every morning with the awareness that everything you do that day is for the students and staff. I also think that the connection you have as an educational institution with the outside world is very important. The HZ has that as a basis, especially with the themes of water, energy and vitality. These are the Zeeland subjects. There are a lot of interesting questions surrounding these themes.

We can do a lot of good things and we must continue to show that. In this way, we can retain talent in Zeeland and hopefully attract new ones. There are a lot of opportunities because of the social transitions that are currently taking place. As the personal university of applied sciences that HZ is, a small and agile institution, we can respond extra well and seize all opportunities."

Barbara Oomen
May 2022

Additional functions related to the management position
  • Director HZ University of Applied Sciences Holding B.V.
  • Member of the Board of the Associate Degree Academy Roosendaal
  • Member of the Board of Huis van de Techniek
  • Member of the Zeeland Trade and Industry Section
  • Member of the Economic Board Zeeland
  • Member of the General Assembly of Impuls Zeeland
  • Member of the General Assembly of the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences
  • Member of ZBO (Zeeuws Bestuurders Overleg)
  • Member of the RES steering group (Regional Energy Strategy Zeeland)
  • Member of the board of the Zeeland Campus Innovation Cluster Foundation
  • Member of the Founding Fathers Delta Knowledge Centre i.o.
  • Member of the Zeeland Just Transition Fund steering committee
Other additional functions
  • Professor at Utrecht University (paid)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Bazalt Groep (remunerated, until 1/1/2023)
  • Member of the jury Max van der Stoel Award, 2021
  • Board member Roosevelt Foundation
  • Chairman Foundation Struikelstenen Zeeland
  • Alternate of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government (GIE) for The Netherlands.
  • Member Advisory Board Human Rights Cities Network
  • Member of the jury Comenius Leadership Programme 2022 (paid)
  • Chairman Visitatiecommissie RUG Global Responsibility & Leadership 2022 (paid)