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Calluna Euving has been appointed secretary general of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 February. Euving succeeds Geke van Velzen, who combined the posts of secretary general of the UvA and secretary general of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS).

Calluna Euving
Calluna Euving

‘Calluna Euving’s extensive experience, both national and international, will benefit her at the UvA', says Prof. Dymph van den Boom, rector magnificus and acting president of the UvA. ‘She has worked at various institutions of higher learning, but also at other public organisations and in various positions both at home and abroad.’

Euving’s most recent post was as director of Finance and Operation at the Office of the Quartet Representative Tony Blair in East Jerusalem. Prior to this, she was chief of staff of the Mathematical Association of America and center administrator at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Before moving abroad, she held various posts at Delft University of Technology. 

Calluna Euving studied political science at Leiden University and did an Executive MBA at Georgetown University.

It was recently announced that Geke Van Velzen will step down as secretary general of the UvA on 1 February and will continue as secretary general of the AUAS until the summer. Euving and Van Velzen will work together closely in the coming months. 

The secretary general of the UvA is, among other things, responsible for the Executive Staff, for providing support to the Executive Board, for the UvA’s integrated safety, and acts as a bridge between the Executive Board and the faculties.