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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.

SAMK's organisation shown as a graph: board, managing director, faculties and cross-cutting functions.

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
Office
President
Operating unit
President’s Office
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Jari Multisilta, PhD, joined SAMK as President and CEO in autumn 2018. Prior to his current position, he was Director of the Pori University Consortium (since November 2014) and Professor at Tampere University of Technology (since 2001). He has also been Director of the Cicero Learning network for learning research at the University of Helsinki from 2011 to 2014. Prof. Multisilta has been a visiting researcher at Stanford University for a total of one and a half years and at the Nokia Research Center for two years. Her research focuses on learning technologies.

Timo Mattila

Vice President
+358 44 710 6350 timo.mattila@samk.fi
Office
Vice President for Education
Operating unit
Vice President’s Office, Education
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Kimmo Nurmi

Vice President
+358 44 710 3371 cimmo.nurmi@samk.fi
Office
Vice President for Research
Operating unit
Vice President’s Office, Research
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Competences:

– leadership

– entrepreneurship

– optimization

– algorithms

– computational intelligence

– data analytics

– applied mathematics

Degrees:

– PhD (applied mathematics)

– Associate Professor (computational intelligence)

Publications:

– https://web.samk.fi/public/tkiy/Publications.pdf

ORCID 0000-0001-8278-9874

Tommi Tamminen

Director, Finance and Administration
+358 44 710 3015 tommi.tamminen@samk.fi
Office
Finance and Administration Services
Operating unit
Finance and Administration Services Office
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Jari Iisakkala

Dean
+358 44 710 3801 jari.iisakkala@samk.fi
Office
Faculty of Service Business
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Service Business
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Tiina Savola

Dean
+358 44 710 3882 tiina.savola@samk.fi
Office
Faculty of Health and Welfare
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Health and Welfare
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Heikki Haaparanta

Dean
+358 44 710 3986 heikki.haaparanta@samk.fi
Office
Faculty of Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Technology
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

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.

Riitta Tempakka

Dean
+358 44 710 3639 riitta.tempakka@samk.fi
Office
Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Logistics and Maritime Technolog
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Rauma

Jani Wahlman

Head of Communications and Marketing
+358 44 710 3987 jani.wahlman@samk.fi
Office
President
Operating unit
Communication Services
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

At SAMK, I work as a member of the communications and marketing team and manage communications services. I have a MSc degree

(Econ. & Bus. adm), MA degree and a BBA degree. I am also involved in at least the following working groups: the education export team, the sustainability and responsibility development group, the diverse SAMK development group and the steering group of the Digivision change programme.

I also act as an executive representative for the High technology foundation of Satakunta.

Katja Lempinen

Senior Adviser
+358 44 710 3323 katja.lempinen@samk.fi
Until 31.8.2024
Office
President
Operating unit
President’s Office
Other roles in organisation
Member of the management group
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

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
+358 44 710 3432 heidi.varjus@samk.fi
Assistant for Jari Multisilta
Office
President
Operating unit
President’s Office
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Tiina Laurén

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

Anu Hakkarainen

Faculty Secretary
+358 44 710 3500 anu.hakkarainen@samk.fi
Faculty of Health and Welfare
Office
Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Logistics and Maritime Technolog
Establishment
SAMK Campus Rauma

Maria Vainionpää

Faculty Secretary
+358 50 413 5140 maria.vainionpaa@samk.fi
Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
Office
Faculty of Health and Welfare
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Health and Welfare
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Liisa Suominen

Faculty Secretary
+358 44 710 6110 liisa.suominen@samk.fi
Faculty of Service Business
Office
Faculty of Service Business
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Service Business
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Kaisa Urponen

Faculty Secretary
+358 50 432 5276 kaisa.urponen@samk.fi
Faculty of Technology
Office
Faculty of Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Technology
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

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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