Board of Trustees confirms Prof. Fischer as Rector
05. May. 2021
At its spring meeting, the Board of Trustees of Friedensau Adventist University unanimously elected the current rector, Prof. Dr. Roland E. Fischer, unanimously for a further term of five years. The international Board of Trustees, the university's highest decision-making body, thus confirms the election proposal of the university Senate. As Rector, Prof. Fischer will be in charge of the academic direction of the university until the winter semester of 2026/2027.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Pastor Mario Brito, President Inter-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists, congratulates: "It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer on his re-election as Rector of Friedensau Adventist University. He is an excellent team player who has earned the trust of students, staff, teachers, colleagues and national representatives. His ability to relate, his knowledge and his experience are essential quality characteristics for the leadership of the university, which has to face the challenges of establishing a new pastoral M.A. program for Europe. He may be assured of our support and prayers for God's blessing."
Prof. Fischer expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him by the Senate and the Board of Trustees. "I look forward to continued constructive cooperation with all committees, all employees of the university."
Over the next five years, the rector will have to face a challenging work program: The Seventh-day Adventist in Europe has decided to introduce a new master's program for all future pastors from seven European countries starting in 2022/23. This program must be successfully implemented and the existing study programs adapted to it. At the same time, the financing of the university will also change. The university is facing a consolidation phase that needs to be shaped.
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