The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has appointed 
​Nathalie Vlaemynck as its new spokesperson. She succeeds Sicco Wittermans, who is taking up a new challenge within the VUB ​Communications team as editor external communications and news. VUB
warmly thanks Sicco for his years of dedication and wishes him every 
​success in his new position. 

Nathalie Vlaemynck has worked in various communication functions at SNCB Europe and Lantis, gaining valuable experience in digital communications, copywriting and ​social media management. In 2020, she returned to her alma mater, VUB, where she started working as a communications officer. As of today, she is the university’s spokesperson. 

Strengthened press operation 

In addition to a new spokesperson, VUB’s Press and PR team has been reinforced by senior advisor corporate communications and rector communications Peter Van Rompaey and by Frans Steenhoudt. An ​archaeologist with a passion for science, combined with years of ​experience as a journalist, Frans takes charge of press communications relating to science and research. He will work with Lies Feron, a permanent member of the press team. Sam Jaspers (not in the group photo)
​supports the press team as press relations officer. 

The Press and PR team is part of the VUB Marketing and Communication 

Ann Van Driessche, director of marketing and communications, head of the Press and PR department and manager of crisis ​communications: “We are underpinning our mission as an urban engaged ​university, the strong growth of the university and the internationalisation of VUB in the context of EUTOPIA and scientific research with a strengthened and complementary team of communication experts in both traditional and digital media. I thank Sicco Wittermans for his valuable contribution to the press operation and wish him, Nathalie, Lies, Frans, Peter and Sam every success.”