Many seats up for grabs in this year's CBS Election

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Andreas Kristian Gjede, MSc in Business Administration and Psychology student, occupies the only seat not up for grabs in this year's CBS Election.

On October 5th, President Per Holten-Andersen called this year’s CBS election and practically all seats in the collegial and governing bodies are up for grabs, except for just one of the two student representative seats on the board of directors. Thus, this year’s election is one of the large quadrennial elections at CBS. 

CBS Students is on the home straight of this year’s ‘RunOr’ campaign aimed at finding student candidates for the board of directors, the Academic Council, and the various study boards; and PhD students at CBS are also in the process of finding candidates for the PhD committee.

Likewise, the academic and administrative employees are searching for their candidates for CBS’ board of directors as the deadline for submission of lists of candidates is fast approaching.

The deadline for submission of lists of candidates is Monday, October 26th at 12pm and lists submitted after the deadline will be rejected regardless of the reasons why.

Which seats are up for grabs?

CBS’ board of directors comprises 11 members of which 6 are externally appointed members, i.e. 5 seats are up for grabs: 2 seats for academic staff (VIP) representatives; 2 seats for technical-administrative staff (TAP) representatives; and 1 student representative seat. VIPs and TAPs are elected for a period of four years whereas student representatives are elected for a period of two years.

Andreas Kristian Gjede, MSc in Business Administration and Psychology student, retains the other student representative seat for another year, as student representatives on the board of directors have overlapping election cycles in order to secure continuity.

President Per Holten-Andersen is a permanent member of the Academic Council to which 9 VIP representatives, 2 student representatives, and 2 non-voting technical-administrative observers are to be (re-)elected for a period of three years.

Furthermore, a number of student representatives for the various study boards have to be (re-)elected for a period of one year.

The election is scheduled to take place in week 47 and polling stations – including online polling stations – are open from 9am, Monday October 16th to 2pm, Friday November 20th.