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Organisation and management

Management Group, Board of Directors, owners and other organisation

The Board of Directors has the highest authority at the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. The basic operations, namely education as well as research, development and innovations (RDI) have been allocated to the relevant faculties.

SAMK organisation

SAMK’s matrix-type organisation comprises four faculties:

  • Health and Welfare
  • Service Business
  • Logistics and Maritime Technology
  • Technology

President’s Office include Communication Services and Quality Services.

Vice President’s Office (Education) includes Student, Education and Continuing Education Services, International Relations, and Library.

Vice President’s Office (Research) includes RDI and Entrepreneurship, Project planning, Event, ICT, and Digital Services.

Finance and Administration Services also include Project Services, Facilities and Security and Human Resources.

President and the Management Group

SAMK’s operations are led by the President, who is also the Managing Director of the company. The President is supported by the Management Group, which comprises Vice Presidents, the Director of Finance and Administration Services as well as the Deans of Faculties and Head of Communications and Marketing.

The contact details for assistants and secretaries can be found after the contact details of the management team.

Jari Multisilta

Managing Director, President
+358 44 710 3410 jari.multisilta@samk.fi
Operating unit
President’s Office
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Timo Mattila

Vice President for Education
+358 44 710 6350 timo.mattila@samk.fi
Operating unit
Vice President’s Office, Education
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Cimmo Nurmi

Vice President for Research
+358 44 710 3371 cimmo.nurmi@samk.fi
Operating unit
Vice President’s Office, Research
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Tommi Tamminen

Director, Finance and Administration
+358 44 710 3015 tommi.tamminen@samk.fi
Operating unit
Finance and Administration Services
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Jari Iisakkala

Dean
+358 44 710 3801 jari.iisakkala@samk.fi
Operating unit
Faculty of Service Business
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Tiina Savola

Dean
+358 44 710 3882 tiina.savola@samk.fi
Operating unit
Faculty of Health and Welfare
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Heikki Haaparanta

Dean
+358 44 710 3986 heikki.haaparanta@samk.fi
Operating unit
Faculty of Technology

Filosofian tohtori (tekn.) KL, eMBA Heikki Haaparanta on työskennellyt SAMKissa vuodesta 2020. Ennen toimimistaan osaamisaluejohtajana, on hän toiminut SAMKin digitaalisen palveluliiketoiminnan yliopettajana. Hän on toiminut ennen SAMKiin tuloaan myös mm. tutkijana, kehitysjohtajana, rehtorina ja tietohallintojohtajana. Lisäksi hänellä on kokemusta yritysten hallitustyöskentelystä.

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Riitta Rissanen

International Relations Secretary
+358 44 710 3859 riitta.rissanen@samk.fi
Operating unit
International Relations
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Jani Wahlman

Head of Communications and Marketing
+358 44 710 3987 jani.wahlman@samk.fi
Operating unit
Communication Services

MSc (Econ.), MA, BBA. Wahlman has previously worked in a number of organizations in managerial and planning positions of marketing and communications. In addition, he has worked as an entrepreneur and trainer in the communications and marketing industry.

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Katja Lempinen

Senior Adviser
+358 44 710 3323 katja.lempinen@samk.fi
Until 31.8.2024
Operating unit
President’s Office
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The contact details for assistants and secretaries of the management team

You can also communicate with members of the group’s management team through the management assistants and secretaries.

Heidi Varjus

Executive Assistant
heidi.varjus@samk.fi
Assistant for Jari Multisilta
Operating unit
President’s Office
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Tiina Laurén

Executive Assistant
+358 44 710 3441 tiina.lauren@samk.fi
Asistant for Timo Mattila
Operating unit
Vice President’s Office, Education
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Anu Hakkarainen

Faculty Secretary
+358 44 710 3500 anu.hakkarainen@samk.fi
Faculty of Health and Welfare
Operating unit
Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
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Maria Vainionpää

Faculty Secretary
+358 50 413 5140 maria.vainionpaa@samk.fi
Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
Operating unit
Faculty of Health and Welfare
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Liisa Suominen

Faculty Secretary
liisa.suominen@samk.fi
Faculty of Service Business
Operating unit
Faculty of Service Business
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Kaisa Urponen

Faculty Secretary
+358 50 432 5276 kaisa.urponen@samk.fi
Faculty of Technology
Operating unit
Faculty of Technology
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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors comprises nine members: the cities of Pori and Rauma each appoint two members, the cities of Huittinen and Kankaanpää each appoint one member and business life representatives jointly appoint one member. The University of Applied Sciences has two members on the Board of Directors, one elected by the staff and another elected by the students. The President, who is also the Managing Director of the company, attends Board meetings as a presenting official.

  • Kaarina Ranne, chairperson (Pori)
  • Marika Leppänen, vice chairperson (Rauma)
  • Jukka Hurrila (business life (Rauma Chamber of Commerce, Satakunta Chamber of Commerce and Satakunnan yrittäjät)
  • Katri Kujanpää (Kankaanpää)
  • Henna Nordman (SAMK)
  • Vesa Rosenqvist (SAMK)
  • Tapio Rosnell (Pori)
  • Anni Tormas (Huittinen)
  • Pekka Wallenius (Rauma)

Owners

City of Pori 50.04%, Rauma 23.42%, Kankaanpää 2.34%, Huittinen 5.46%; Eurajoki, Eura, Harjavalta, Kokemäki, Laitila, Nakkila, Säkylä, Ulvila and Uusikaupunki as well as Rauma Chamber of Commerce, Satakunta Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Organisation of Enterprises in Satakunta, 1.56% each

Advisory Boards

SAMK’s Degree-specific Advisory Boards convey insights from the working life to direct and develop education and RDI operations regionally. In addition to the staff and students, the nearly 20 Advisory Boards of SAMK comprise business life representatives, some of whom are SAMK alumni. The Advisory Boards play an essential role in the development of curricula and the forecasting of the need for workforce and education as well as in the maintenance of constant interaction between SAMK and the working life.

Other internal bodies

SAMK also has many other internal bodies, from working groups to boards. Established institutions include:

  • Education Committee
  • Student Selection Board
  • Examination Board
  • Co-operation Negotiation Advisory Board
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