Four new senators have accepted the invitation to join in the service of the Senate of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), including Taras Szmagala, Jr., Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation, and Michael (Mykhailo) Salo, the first UCU graduate to join the UCU Senate.
Michael (Mykhailo) Salo: COO, managing partner of the company Romexsoft; member of the academic council of the UCU Lviv Business School (LvBS) MSc in Technology Management program; member of the UCU investment council. Salo is actively involved in the non-commercial sector: he is president of the Lviv Education Foundation charitable organization and was a member of the administrative council of L’Arche-Ukraine. He previously held the post of financial director of LvBS from 2010 to 2016. From 2006 to 2010, he was UCU’s financial director of the Ukrainian Catholic University and assistant to UCU’s first vice-rector for administrative and financial affairs.
Education: Ukrainian Catholic University, master’s in theology; Economics Faculty of the Institute of Post-Diploma Education of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. He interned at the Financial Department of Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA.
“UCU is a special place! I studied here as one of the first students of the Lviv Theological Academy. For me the university was always a place of development, friendship, trust, and acceptance, a place of encounter with people who are not afraid of great challenges, who take responsibility and then act. For me, becoming a Senator of the university is a great honor, trust and responsibility for the development of the university, the responsibility to be a good representative of the university, its advocate, through my actions to foster the further development of this special place, where its staff and students can witness, serve, and communicate!” So says Michael Salo.
The two other new Senators are Olena Vovk, head of the supervisory council of Enzym Company, and Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, head of the board, Raiffeisen Bank Aval.