Wednesday 24 April rector Mari Sundli Tveit informed the University board that she will resign from her position. She has been has accepted a new position as policy director at NHO and resigns by July 31.
"It has been a great privilege and a pleasure to create NMBU together with employees and students. I am very proud of what we have achieved together and our importance for a sustainable future. I am now entering the last half of my last term, and I have had to start thinking about the future. I have been given a unique opportunity to take my expertise and commitment to sustainability further and to work with the interaction between academia and the business sector in a new and very exciting role."
The rector position will be advertised shortly and will last for the remainder of the term. The University board has decided that pro-rector Øystein Johnsen will be appointed temporarily as rector if needed.
To manage the employment process, the Board has appointed a committee consisting of Marianne Harg, Birger Svihus, Eivind Norum, Benedict Goodman. Chair Siri Harlen leads the comittee. POA is secretariat.
"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mari for the great job she has done as rector of NMBU," says chair Siri Hatlen.