University Council

University Council

The dual decision-making body at a local level is the University Council. Its tasks and duties are characterised by the organisation of new tuition courses, updating of course contents, adaptation of academic and examination regulations, the right to propose candidates for nomination as honorary senators and election of the President, Vice-President and the Dean. The DHBW location and its participating training companies/social institutions work together here in a cooperative spirit and on an equal footing.


Chairman: Andreas Hahn

Deputy Chairwoman: Prof. Dr. Christina S. Plafky


Representatives of training companies and social institutions

Business School  

Birigt Hakenjos-Boyd
Präsidentin IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg


Miriam Häring
Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung
Anton Häring KG


School of Social Work

Jürgen Roth
Stadt Villingen-Schwenningen


Daniel Hahn
Stv. Direktor
Erzbischöfliches Kinderheim Haus Nazareth


Other members

Andreas Hahn
Senior Vice President Finance & Controlling
Aesculap AG


Oscar Hannabach
Mariahof Kinder- und Jugendhilfeeinrichtung


Representatives DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen  

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kotthaus


Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich
Vice President and Dean of Business School

Prof. Dr. Annabelle Böttcher
Vice President and Dean of School of Social Work


Andreas Heidinger

Birgit Simon

Business School

Prof. Dr. Martin Plag


School of Social Work

Prof. Dr. Christina S. Plafky


Student representatives
(16.10.2020 – 30.09.2021)

Business School
N. N.

School of Social Work
N. N.



Equal Opportunities Officer  

Prof. Dr. Martina Menne