DO Newsletter: July/August Issue 2009
In memoriam of Marc Vuijlsteke
The Development Office of the College of Europe has the profound regret to inform you that Dr Marc Vuijlsteke, our Director General, passed away on 11 July 2009.
He was sociable and kind in nature. Contacts with people from all over the world and building partnerships for future projects were a source of energy that kept Marc going long after the start of his recurring fights with cancer. His stamina had become a trademark. Together with an undiluted lust for life, flair, fantastic optimism and openness to the world, it set the tone for the atmosphere here at the Office. Keen to explore every spark of a new idea, new plans and initiatives, he had a talent for gathering motivated people around him, in order to continuously aim and reach further. In the different positions he took up at the College of Europe; in the library, in student selection committees and at the head of the Development Office which he established, he was a man of reputation. Above all he was a warm friend to many.