University Board

The University Board consists of 15 board members. The external members, including the chairman, are appointed by the government, normally for a period of three years. External board members below have been appointed for the period May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2020.

The rector is a constant member of the board. There are also three teacher representatives from the university, appointed by ballot for a period of three years. Furthermore, there are three student representatives on the board.

Main reporting officer during board meetings is the university director.
The board's secretary is the executive secretary,

Board meetings 2019

  • Kalmar 14 February
  • Växjö 10 April
  • Växjö 13 June
  • Kalmar 19 September 
  • Växjö 5 December

Board composition

Dan Brändström, Chairman
Professor, former CEO for Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and university director at Umeå University

Peter Aronsson, Vice Chancellor

External members

Magnus Andersson
CEO, Orrefors-Kosta-Boda

Nils Eriksson
CEO Agalv

Pia Kinhult
Strategic adviser, former politician in Moderaterna Region Skåne

Tony Sandelius
Business development manager IKEA within business and innovation

Sara Meunier
Deputy CEO Inera

Marie Samuelsson
Market Region Manager Assa Abloy

Stacey Lynne Sörensen
Professor of physics and vice-rector at Lund University

Teacher representatives

Gunilla Byrman
Professor of Swedish

Anders Forsman
Professor of evolutionary ecology

Anders Olsson
Professor in Structural Engineering/Timber Engineering

Student representatives

Rebecka Esselgren, Chairman, Linnéstudenterna

Hedvig Steensland, Linnéstudenterna

Johan Nilsson, Linnéstudenterna