The Ekkehard Foundation's board meeting - this time at the University of Mannheim - was marked by major changes. After 13 years of intensive cooperation in the Ekkehard Foundation and its 11-year chairmanship, Prof. Dr. Puhl handed over the chairmanship of the foundation board to our long-time member of the foundation board, Prof. Dr. Annette Kehnel, holder of the Chair of Medieval History at the University of Mannheim:
"We look back gratefully on the great years of cooperation with Prof. Dr. Puhl! His chairmanship was not only a professional, but also a human enrichment for the Ekkehard Foundation. We are very happy that he will remain a member of the Honorary Board of the Ekkehard Foundation. Prof. Dr. Kehnel now heads the Foundation. We have all known each other for many years. We are associated with her great trust, great respect for her professional qualifications and we are also very sympathetic.;-) In short: We are very happy that she has made herself available for this important task and wish her all the best as Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Ekkehard Foundation! "