The youngest member of the new team, Déborah Philippe, 37, was a professor specialising in issues of corporate social responsibility and director of the Department of Strategy in the Faculty of Business and Economics when she was won over to Nouria Hernandez’s programme.
Her role as Vice Rector covers areas associated with equality of opportunity, interactions between the university and society, cultural policy and the development of the postgraduate campus.
Does she have one particular asset? "The fact that I have followed an atypical career path," she says. Indeed, Déborah Philippe studied literature and attended New Sorbonne University before moving into management and strategy.
"This role really aligns with my values. I am very interested in cultural policy. I am passionate about music and dance. And managing career development is a process I went through not very long ago. So it’s important to me to make sure that people have options once they have completed their studies, whether they go into academic positions or not."