BMLS Director Enrico Schleiff re-elected Vice President
Goethe University Frankfurt elects three new Vice Presidents, adding Professor Brigitte Haar, Professor Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz and Professor Enrico Schleiff to the executive board. They were elected by a majority of the extended Senate on the first ballot, confirming the nominations of the University's new President, Professor Birgitta Wolff. After the election, Goethe University now has for the first time in its more than 100-year history the same number of women and men on its executive board.
The three newly-elected members join the board's other members, including the President, Vice President Professor Tanja Brühl, and University Chancellor Holger Gottschalk, all of whom were not standing for election in this ballot. The board now has six members, with two the new members being both well-known and one as a new face on the board. Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz and Enrico Schleiff have previously served on the board, while this is Brigitte Haar's first term. The newly elected vice presidents are experts in issues of internationalization (Haar), developing the next generation of scholars and infrastructure (Schleiff), and private higher education funding (Schubert Zsilavecz). They will begin their three-year terms in May. The University Council had previously confirmed the candidates with a unanimous vote.
Professor Enrico Schleiff, Director of the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences since 2014, has been a professor of Molecular Cell Biology of Plants at the university since 2007 and served as executive director of the Center of Membran Proteomics from 2009 to 2012. He has been a Vice President of the University since April 2012, where he works on promoting the careers of young academics. One of his projects has been a new tenure track concept to give excellent scholars of the next generation incentive to consider Frankfurt as the permanent base for their work. He has also championed the continued development of the GRADE graduate school and has helped promote the idea of cooperating with universities of applied sciences on faculty promotions. He is also involved in the SFB Molecular Mechanisms of RNA-based Regulation.
BMLS congratulates Enrico Schleiff on his re-election!