The chancellor serves as head of the university administration according to the rules of the President’s Council. She is responsible for the university’s budget and manages financial, personnel and legal matters according to the resolutions passed by the President’s Council.
The chancellor’s responsibilities comprise in particular the following:
Furthermore the chancellor is in charge of the representative body for severely disabled employees, election supervisor for university elections and Chief Information Officer. She represents Geisenheim University on the following committees:
Marion Waldeck studied chemical engineering from 1995 to 1999 at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Idstein, graduating with a diploma. From 1999 to 2012 she had various positions at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and its related vocational schools and technical college, working first as a lecturer, and then, in 2002 becoming principal of the vocational school and the technical college. 4 years later she was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology. In 2007 Marion Waldeck became Head of University Administration, since 2009 she received authority to act as an authorized signatory. In this last named position she was responsible among other things for the construction of a new university building in Idstein and for the establishment of the administration at the university branches in Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt. While working full-time Marion Waldeck completed, in 2011, a three-year postgraduate Master’s degree on a distance study program and graduated with an MBA. In 2012 she went to WHL Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr, a state-accredited private distance learning university. There she held the position of Head of University Administration and research associate in the Department of Marketing. In January 2015 she was appointed Chancellor of Hochschule Geisenheim University.