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Professional Staff

AUC's professional staff consists of three departments: Services and Communications, Admissions and Registrar, and Operations and Facilities. There are also professional staff members who have roles related to educational and institutional support.

Services & Communications

The Services and Communications team is responsible for internal and external communications, marketing and recruitment, overseeing AUC's media channels and messaging, organising events, student life and community building, and overseeing the student journey from first contact to graduation. You can click on each team member's name for more information and how to contact them.

Marcus Smit: Head of Department
Topics: Housing, Internationalisation, Press and media, Communications

Lisa van Berkel: Student Life Officer 
TopicsStudent (mental) health and well-being, Residential life, Community building

Rein Bernard: Graduate Assistant (Services & Communications)
Topics: Enquiries on student life, Outreach, Curriculum questions, Tours and Student Ambassadors

Gerylaine Campos: Alumni and External Relations Officer
Topics: Alumni community, AUC Scholarship Fund, Sponsorships, Graduate futures (Master's & career opportunities)

Fili Dianellou: Student Life Officer (interim)
TopicsStudent (mental) health and well-being, Residential life, Community building

Benjamin Garstka: Communications Officer
Topics: External communications, Web editing and requests, Event organisation

Aino Kekkonen: Student Life Officer
TopicsStudent (mental) health and Well-being, Residential life, Community building

Laura van Leijen: Online Marketeer and Content Marketing Manager
Topics: Marketing and recruitment, Student Ambassadors, School visits, Outreach

Vere MaagdenbergOnline Marketeer and Content Marketing Manager [interim]
Topics: Marketing and recruitment, Student Ambassadors, School visits, Outreach

Nora McLeese: Communications Assistant, Secretary to AUC Works Council
Topics: Internal communications, Tours, Visits, Events, Works Council enquiries

Thais Prophte: Graduate Assistant (Student Life Officers)
TopicsStudent (mental) health and Well-being, Residential life, Community building

Marliene Stolker: Internationalisation Officer &  Administrative Coordinator for Community Projects and Internships
Topics: Studying abroad, Community Projects & Internship support, Internationalisation, Erasmus+ Programme

Admissions & Registrar

The Admissions and Registrar team is responsible for the administrative aspects of studying at AUC, including admissions requirements, processing applications and supporting decisions on admissions, course registration and scheduling, graduation procedures, processing grades, SIS expertise, privacy compliance, supporting the Board of Examiners, overseeing student records and issuing transcripts, diplomas and other certified documents. You can click on each team member's name for more information and how to contact them.

Janey Niemeijer: Head of Department
Topics: Overseeing all student administration and processes

Rowena van Asselt:  Coordinator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Secretary to AUC’s Board of Studies
Topics: Diversity and inclusivity initiatives and policies, Binding Study Advice (BSA), Board of Studies enquiries 

Helena Beks: Secretary to the Board of Examiners
Topics: Board of Examiners enquiries

Steph Harsveld: Scheduler 
Topics: Course scheduling, Timetable, Canvas administration

Bob Kardolus: Management Assistant
Topics: Admissions requirements, Canvas support, Applications and applying

Katarina (Katie) Lendel: Student Information System (SIS) coordinator
Topics: SIS requests, Student data

Kasia Malarek: Admissions Officer
Topics: Admissions requirements, Application procedure, Application guidelines

Julia Merkulova: Administrative Assistant
Topics: Student service support, Graduation procedures, Document processing

Jack Rockett: Administrative Assistant
Topics: Student service support, Course registration, Graduation procedures, Document processing, Capstone Administration

Operations & Facilities

The Operations and Facilities team is responsible for campus practicalities, finances and the management of AUC facilities, including the building and its contents, A/V and technical support, human resources, finances and budgeting, equipment issues and various operations. You can click on each team member's name for more information and how to contact them.

Ingrid van Loon: Head of Department
Topics: Facilities and management of the Academic Building, Budgeting and Finances, Rooms and reservations, Building policies and procedures

Jaap Boertje: Facilities Housemaster
Topics: Day-to-day maintenance and support in Academic Building, Technical and audio-visual support, Room reservations

Jisca Klooster: Financial Controller 
Topics: Financial oversight and AUC contact at UvA/HvA Administrative Centre

Archana Ramdihal: Human Resources (HR) Assistant
Topics: Academic and support staff database, contract and salary questions, applications for vacancies and HR support

Rina Rekers: Cooperating Coordinator of Housemasters Team
Topics: Day-to-day maintenance and support in Academic Building, Technical and audio-visual support, Room reservations

Wiebe Stuive: Financial Officer
Topics: Budget and financial support, AUC Scholarship Fund administration

Martin Versteeg: Facilities Housemaster
Topics: Day-to-day maintenance and support in Academic Building, Technical and audio-visual support, Room reservations

Institutional & Educational Support

There are also individuals in the professional staff team who focus on institutional and educational support. These include tasks such as supporting institutional data, analytics, and quality assurances, communications between academic and support staff, and acting as a contact point between AUC's management team and lecturers. 

Celestine Leah: Education Development Officer
Topics: Administrative support for lecturers, communications with academic staff, supports policies and procedures for academics