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Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences Welcomes 5 New University Council Members

Laurel Martello

We're proud to announce the official University Council of Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences.

ToU was founded by Christian Rebernik and Dr. Thomas Funke with a mission of creating a student-centered learning experience, helping learners to develop 21st-century skills and empowering them for impact.

To support this mission, a diverse group of leaders was selected as valued members of the University Council. Céline Flores Willers, Eliot Gattegno, Dr. Kai Roemmelt, Adeola Ogunwole, and Stephanie Kaiser will make up this important University body.

The University Council brings together faculty, student, and administration representatives to discuss issues that involve the entire University. Together, they will guide the University in the direction of supporting Tomorrow University’s vision of empowering 1 million change makers globally by 2030.

CEO, Christian Rebernik states:

“The University Council for ToU has been carefully selected — we know these members will bring their experience and expertise to further our mission in making a better tomorrow starting today.”

CAO, Dr. Thomas Funke states:

I'm honored that in just over a year of founding Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences, we are welcoming our University Council. This group of outstanding individuals will offer their expertise and play an instrumental role in our continued growth.

The University Council supports ToU’s values:

We strive for impact for a better tomorrow

We learn through curiosity

We grow as a community

We enable opportunities

We take responsibility

Learn more about each of these outstanding individuals and their dedication to making an impact:

Céline Flores Willers

Céline Flores Willers is one of the best-known German influencers on LinkedIn, known for her contributions on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and future trends. She was recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice in 2018 and 2019 — now hailing a following of over 100,000 professionals. Céline provides her expertise in the field of personal branding and corporate influencing through various training formats, and digital products for teams and individuals. Due to popular demand, Céline has spun spun off her project as a company, "The People Branding Company" to her clients, including many well-known companies, such as Accenture, SAP, Fujitsu, and IBM. Since the beginning of 2021, Céline has also been able to become a co-editor & co-author of the Spiegel bestseller “Future Republic”.

Eliot Gattegno

Eliot Gattegno is Head of Education at On Deck and Professor of Business Administration at Minerva University. Previously, he has served in senior administrative and faculty roles at University of Michigan Ross School of Business and School of Education, New York University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also worked with organizations such as Google Creative Labs, LEGO, and Continental developing new programs that explore the space between technology, learning, and the arts — and what can happen where they intersect. His writings have been published in outlets ranging from Oxford University Press to Techcrunch, NBC News, and Quartz. He studied at Harvard University, Stanford University, New England Conservatory, and also has a doctorate from UC San Diego. He is also a critically acclaimed classical musician by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall and with the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Kai Roemmelt

Kai is convinced that the change in higher education is just getting started. EdTech is the key to making affordable, high-end education accessible to anyone. Kai recently joined Best Associates to build businesses to address this challenge. Prior to this, he worked for 14 years for the German media, services, and education conglomerate Bertelsmann. Most recently, as Executive Vice President at the Bertelsmann Education Group where he was part of the founding team. During this time, Kai served as COO and CFO of the portfolio company Hotchalk, Inc. a leading university service provider that was successfully sold to Noodle, Inc in 2020. Kai also served as chairman of the board of WASC accredited Alliant International University, where he led the turnaround of the Institution from decline to double-digit growth and profitability.

Adeola Ogunwole

Adeola Ogunwole is a marketing executive with over 20 years of experience building and executing strategies to deliver brand awareness and customer acquisition for progressive, forward-thinking organizations globally. In her current role as Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at sennder, Adeola leads the brand engagement, communications, and customer acquisition strategy for Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. Prior to sennder, Adeola has previously held several marketing leadership roles at various education organizations. She previously served as Vice President of Marketing at African Leadership University, Global Vice President of Marketing at Hult International Business School, and Director of Digital Marketing at Apollo Education. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Stephanie Kaiser

Stephanie Kaiser has been working on the development of digital products and the associated diverse teams and organizations for over 15 years. Most recently, she co-founded the digital health platform Heartbeat Labs, where she supported and accompanied 5 companies during their start-up. She has also been an honorary member of the Federal Government's Digital Council since 2018 and a member of the Supervisory Board of DigitalService4Germany since 2021. Her goal is to use digital solutions to facilitate access to healthcare and administrative services and thus improve care for citizens.

The transition to a sustainable society is humanity’s greatest challenge yet.

We strongly believe that a bright, sustainable, and just future will be built by empowered and connected individuals who continuously develop and tap into their full potential as creators and innovators in a complex and ever-changing world. Council members bring to the University its deliberations a wide range of knowledge and expertise. We look forward to their contributions in this time of hyper-growth.

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Laurel Martello

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