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 university director Per Brolin.
The board's secretary is Jenny Jeppsson,

Board composition

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

Peter Aronsson, Acting rector

External members

Jenni Nordborg
Section manager, Vinnova

Marie Samuelsson
CEO, Höganäs AB

Magnus Andersson
CEO, Orrefors-Kosta-Boda

Pia Kinhult, strategic adviser, former politician in Moderaterna Region Skåne

Gunilla Saltin, CEO Södra Cell

Tony Sandelius, business development manager IKEA within business and innovation

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

Anna Stafsudd
Senior lecturer in business economics

Student representatives

Elin Axén
Chairman, Linnéstudenterna

Pia Gröhn, Linnéstudenterna

Vidar Justegård, Linnéstudenterna

Board meetings 2018

  • 15 februari, Kalmar
  • 18 april, Kosta
  • 8 juni, Växjö
  • 19 september, Kalmar
  • 5 december, Växjö