Our management

Board of Directors The Board of Directors is VIA’s highest authority. The board is overall responsible for managing VIA University College and determining the framework of its organisation, long-term activities and development.  
Executive Board The Executive Board is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs within the framework stipulated by the Board of Directors. 

  • Board of directors

    The Board of Directors is VIA’s highest authority. 

    The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategic and financial management of VIA. The board is overall responsible for managing VIA University College and determining the framework of its organisation, long-term activities and development.

    The board is VIA’s highest authority. Its mandate is to define the long-term strategy for the development of the educational programmes and related activities, and to determine the framework for the duties of the Executive Board. 

    The board’s main responsibilities

    Among the board’s responsibilities are the adoption of a budget, an annual report and an overall strategy. In addition, the board assigns a development contract with the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. 

    Composition of the Board 

    According to VIA’s articles of association, the board consists of fifteen members. Two members are VIA staff, elected by their colleagues, while two members are students elected by other students. The remaining eleven are external members. The board meets approximately six times a year.

    Contact

    If you have questions for members of the board, please contact the Rector's Office:

    Senior Adviser
    Elvir Maleskic 
    T: +45 87 55 00 00 / +45 87 55 10 03
    E: em@via.dk

    Board of directors: 

    • Peter Sørensen (Chairman)
    • Jørgen Nørby (Deputy chairman)
    • Lars Krarup
    • Hanne Roed
    • Berit Eika
    • Marie Sonne
    • Morten Ballisager
    • Danny Stentoft
    • Bente Rasmussen
    • Noemi Katznelson
    • Lars Goldschmidt
    • Jens Eistrup
    • Kim Andersen
    • Nicklas Hakmann Petersen
    • Thomas Sten Johansen
  • Executive Board

    The Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of VIA.

    The Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of VIA University College within the framework determined by the Board. 

    The Executive Board consists of the Rector, Pro-Rector, University College Director and Digitalisation Director.

    The Rector is head of the Executive Board. 

    Contact

    VIA University College 
    Elvir Malekic
    Chefkonsulent
    Hedeager 2
    DK - 8200 Aarhus N
    T: +45 87 55 10 03
    E: em@via.dk

    Members of the Executive Board

    Rector / President

    Harald Mikkelsen 
    T: +45 87 55 10 01 
    E: hm@via.dk

    Vice Rector/President Academic

    Gitte Sommer Harrits
    E: gish@via.dk

    Vice Rector/President Corporate Administration

    Kirsten Bundgaard 
    E: kibu@via.dk

    Vice Rector/President Digitalisation

    Bjarne Grøn
    E: bjgr@via.dk