In May, Vanessa LaPointe and Fiona Passanha secured seats on the University Council. Vanessa LaPointe will represent the academic staff, while Fiona Passanha will serve as a representative for the support staff. Their victory comes under the banner of LEAD (Leadership for an Equitable Academic Democracy), a dynamic coalition committed to fostering leadership, equity, and democracy within Maastricht University.
The LEAD party achieved a remarkable feat by capturing 5 out of the 10 available staff seats, reflecting the resonance of their vision among the UM community. Comprising a diverse and inclusive assembly of academic and support staff, LEAD is dedicated to advancing the cause of an equitable academic landscape.
Congratulations to Vanessa LaPointe and Fiona Passanha, who start their two-year term tomorrow.