At the end of the deadline on Sunday, there were no rival candidates to Sunniva Whittaker and Hans Kjetil Lysgård in this year’s rector and pro-rector elections.
According to the election regulations, the two are considered to have been elected:
Sunniva Whittaker has been rector at the University of Agder since autumn 2019 and is standing again for a new four-year term. The new term runs from 1 August 2023 to 31 July 2027. Whittaker is a professor of French linguistics and was elected to the post of rector when she was dean of UiA’s Faculty of Humanities and Education.
Hans Kjetil Lysgård is vice rector for research and interdisciplinary projects, a position he has held since autumn 2019. He is also a professor of human geography and held a position in the Faculty of Social Sciences at UiA.