The University of St. Martin (USM) Board is formally announcing the appointment of a new President at the institution of higher learning.
As of May 1, 2011, Annelies van den Assem, LL. M. has been appointed as the new President. Van de Assem is presently familiarizing herself with the institution and making an assessment of operations and programs.
Van de Assem studied law at the University of Leiden and Public Law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. In her professional life she worked at the Council of State, the General Audit Chamber and at the (former) Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations in The Netherlands. Her specialty is setting-up organizations from the ground-up as well as transforming and fostering innovation in existing organizations. Her last job was the setting-up of the Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten.