With well over twentyfive thousand full-time and part-time students and more than two thousand staff, Windesheim is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.
With a view to maintaining and continuing to improve the high quality of education and interaction with the business and academic communities, Windesheim has a dedicated governance structure.
Our three aims – education, research and entrepreneurship – are reflected in the way the university is organized. We have four divisions, each made up of related study programmes and research centres. As well as the campus in Zwolle, there is a campus in Almere offering education, research and entrepreneurship. The university also has three services departments to support its primary processes. Our divisional structure is illustrated in the organization chart.
The Business, Media and Law Division includes Windesheim Honours College – the part of the university that delivers our English-taught international Bachelor's programm.
The Executive Board is Windesheim's governing body. Each member has specific fields of responsibility.
Henk Hagoort, Chair
H.N. (Henk) Hagoort (1965) has chaired the Executive Board since 1 September 2016.
He is responsible for three policy fields: research, entrepreneurship and organization. The latter field covers accommodation, personnel, organizational development, communication, internationalization and employee participation. His portfolio includes the divisions of Health Care and Social Work, Engineering and ICT, and Business, Media and Law.
Jan Willem Meinsma
J.W. (Jan Willem) Meinsma (1960) joined the EB on 15 August 2009.
He is responsible for two policy fields: education and organization. The latter field covers policy and quality, employee compensation and benefits, ICT, finance, auditing, valuable and principled professionalism and student affairs. His portfolio includes the divisions of Human Movement and Education and Windesheim Flevoland, as well as the service departments: Support and Operations.
Beneath the Executive Board, Windesheim has a number of directors, who head up the service departments, divisions and Windesheim Flevoland. The various divisions and service departments and Windesheim Flevoland are units with their own management teams and responsibility for their own results.