Dean Piet Hoekstra to step down from 1 March 2019

Having led the Faculty of Geosciences for over eight years, Prof Piet Hoekstra intends to step down as dean from 1 March 2019. Hoekstra feels this spring will be a logical time for him to make way for 'fresh blood'. 'The Faculty is doing well with regard to education, research and finances; all the major new construction projects will have been completed by then and the staff will have just taken up residence in a fantastic new Geo building.' His successor has yet to be announced. The Executive Board has initiated a procedure to find a suitable candidate. The Confidential Committee of the Faculty Council will be heard, a selection committee set up and a profile for the position established, all in the near future.