The Executive Board introduces itself
Professor Dr. Susanne Weissman
After completing her degree as a teacher for elementary and secondary schools, Susanne Weissman studied psychology at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where she received her doctorate in 1992. Afterwards, she worked as a licensed psychotherapist, supervisor, and management consultant.
In 2004, Susanne Weissman received an appointment at the Technische Hochschule Nuremberg Georg Simon Ohm, Nurember Tech in short, and, as a member of the faculty of Social Sciences, taught Social and Organizational Psychology in bachelor’s degree programs, as well as Theories and Practical Work in Counseling in the master’s degree program. From March 2008 to February 2020, she was Vice President of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg and, in this capacity, responsible for the areas of human resources development, university development and digitalization, as well as for the OHM Professional School.
In addition to her work in teaching and in university management, she was regularly active in various committees as an expert and reviewer (including as a member of the panel of judges for the German Internet Institute).
On March 1, 2020, Susanne Weissman took office as President of Mainz University of Applied Sciences. She is chairwoman of the State University Presidents' Conference (LHPK) of Rhineland-Palatinate, a member of the board of MAINZER WISSENSCHAFTSALLIANZ (MAINZ RESEARCH ALLIANCE) and the University Alliance for SMEs, and a member of the Executive Board of the Gutenberg Digital Hub.
The President is supported and represented in the performance of her duties by two Vice Presidents.
Professor Dr. Anett Mehler-Bicher
Vice President for Research & Transfer
Anett Mehler-Bicher has been Vice President for Research & Transfer at the university since March 1, 2020.
She studied Mathematics with Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration at Johannes Gutenberg University and received her PhD from Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg in 1996. During this time, she also worked as an academic lecturer at the European Business School and as the managing director of a consulting firm.
In late 2002, she was appointed to a professorship in Information Systems at Mainz University of Applied Sciences. There, she developed various business information systems degree programs and has headed the degree program IT Management on-the-job M.Sc. since 2011.
From 2012 to 2020, Anett Mehler-Bicher was Dean of the School of Business.
Professor Kerstin Molter
Vice President for Studies & Teaching
Kerstin Molter has been Vice President for Studies & Teaching at Mainz University of Applied Sciences since March 1, 2021.
Kerstin Molter studied Architecture at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and started her own architectural practice there in 2003. She has been a professor of Construction and Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences since 2013. She regularly performs consulting activities, for example as a member of the design advisory board of the city of Mainz from 2011 -2017 and as a member of the panel of judges in architectural competitions. Since 2009 she has been a member of the Rheinland-Palatinate branches of the Deutscher Werkbund (German Association of Craftsmen) and the Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten (Association of German Architects).
Professor Gregor Ade
Vice President for Communication & Community Outreach
Gregor Ade has been Vice President for Communication & Community Outreach at Mainz University of Applied Sciences since March 1, 2021.
After graduating with a degree in Communication Design from Offenbach University of Art and Design, Gregor Ade worked as a designer at MetaDesign in Berlin starting in 1999 and then founded the design firm ade hauser lacour kommunikationsgestaltung in Frankfurt one year later. In 2008, he joined the Peter Schmidt Group as Creative Director and Managing Partner and in 2015 accepted a temporary professorship for Corporate Identity and Corporate Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences. In 2017, he took on a permanent professorship for Corporate Identity, Corporate Design, and Typography in Mainz. Gregor Ade is a member of the German Designer Club (Deutschen Designer Club (DDC)), the Art Directors Club (ADC) and the Board of Trustees of the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt.
Jens Egler has been Chancellor of Mainz University of Applied Sciences since August 2020.
Born in Saarbrücken, he first studied Industrial Business Management at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH)). From 2001 to 2013, Jens Egler held various positions of responsibility at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, including Project Manager for the university's expansion and Head of the Qualification and Continuing Education unit. Parallel to his professional activities, he continued his education with two part-time master's degree programs and was one of the first graduates of the degree program in Academic Management at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer.
As of April 2013, Jens Egler was Administrative Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz and, in this capacity, was responsible for managing the Administration and Technology Department.