Lars Kwakkenbos will no longer take up the mandate of Dean of KASK & Conservatorium. Koen Goethals, president of HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts, will take over the mandate ad interim. Lars took this well-considered decision for personal reasons. We respect his choice and thank him for his dedication and commitment over the past year. Lars will continue to teach and will be available to those who need him.
This decision has no direct consequences for students. The continuity and the quality of our operation remain guaranteed. All administrative and teaching staff will continue to do what is necessary to keep the daily operations on the right track.
Koen Goethals sees his position as acting dean as a temporary assignment. After thorough consultation, a profile and procedure will be drawn up to appoint a new dean for KASK & Conservatorium.