The Senior Staff members advise the President and Rector and oversee the overall coordination of day-to-day affairs of the university.
The Senior Staff also ensures adequate strategic planning, in cooperation with the appropriate university fora.
By invitation and depending on the topics discussed; vice-presidents, deans and guests are regularly invited to the meetings of the Senior Staff.
The Senior Staff members are:
Ildiko Moran (Vice-President, External Relations Office)
CEU Provost/Academic Pro-Rector
Currently, CEU Provost/Academic Pro-Rector, Katalin Farkas is a professor of philosophy in the Central European University. She studied mathematics and philosophy at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She is interested in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, skepticism, and Descartes.
Vice President for Student Services
Peter Johnson is Vice President for Student Services, and oversees the functional areas of admissions, financial aid, psychological counseling, student life, student recruitment, student records and registration. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a BA in Modern Languages. His professional career includes positions managing recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and international student services at various institutions including the University of California-Berkeley, Golden Gate University, and Pacific University. Peter has been actively involved in the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC); and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Pro-Rector for Hungarian and EU Affairs
Born and educated in Budapest, Hungary, I also spent a fair amount of time for study, teaching or research in England, Scotland, North America, Germany and Italy. I have been a member of CEU's History Department since its first MA program in 1992 (and was its head from 1999-2005 and 2006-2008). My acedemic interests focus on intellectual history, especially political and historical thought, inter-cultural communication and reception, and more recently the history of scientific knowledge production, in the early-modern period and the Enlightenment.
CEU Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Liviu Matei is CEU's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and a professor in the Department of Public Policy. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bucharest. His professional career includes work as a consultant for UNESO, the Council of Europe, EU Commission, OSCE, European University Association, on issues concerning higher education and civil society; Co-chair of the Working Group on Higher Education of the Stability Pact for South-East Europe; Director General for International Relations, Romanian Ministry of Education; Lecturer, Babes-Bolyai University; Program Director, Médecins Sans Frontières, Program of Assistance to Underprivileged Roma Communities in Transylvania. Liviu Matei is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the European Higher Education Area, member of the Board of the International Higher Education Suport Program, and member of the GRE European Advisory Council.
Associate Provost for the Social Sciences and Humanities
Office: Monument Building 207
CEU President and Rector
John Shattuck currently serves as CEU President and Rector. He comes to CEU after a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in higher education, international diplomacy, foreign policy and human rights.
Director of Communications
Sybil heads the University's Communications Office. Before joining CEU, her higher education experience included three senior posts totaling 11 years: director of communications for the University System of Maryland; director of development communications for Johns Hopkins University; and executive director of communications for the law school at the University of California, Berkeley. She worked for seven years in the business sector, as the marketing communications manager for Bechtel Corp. She also has 13 years of communications experience with two top U.S. research and development enterprises: the Tennessee Valley Authority and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Tatiana Yarkova holds an MA in Society and Politics from CEU and Lancaster University, and a PhD in Sociology from the Graduate School for Social Research in Poland. She has been with CEU since 2006, first as a Senior Program Manager at the Special Projects Office and then as a Deputy Director for External Programs. Prior to joining CEU, Tatiana taught Sociology at the American University-Central Asia, and worked as an academic leader in Sociology at the Central Asian Resource Center.
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