The Constructor University Foundation of America

The Constructor University Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of supporting Constructor University Bremen in the United States of America. Our activities include fundraising, alumni outreach, community events, and more. In particular, we facilitate tax-deductible donations by US citizens and residents in support of Constructor University Bremen. The Foundation has also been active in hosting a number of alumni events for Jacobs alumni and friends that are based in the United States.

The website is managed by Cornelia Scheitz. Contact us if you want to contribute to the website or our Alumni activities!

Board of Directors

Kevin Korte

President & Treasurer

Kevin Korte

Kevin Korte is currently the President of Univention. Univention is a privately held software company and industry leader for Open-Source IT infrastructure operation and identity management solutions across multiple sectors and countries. Kevin has been driving the first overseas expansion, developed new business and marketing strategies to establish Univention as an industry leader in the IT governance and Identity Management space.

Kevin holds a BSc ('09) and MSc ('11) from Jacobs University Bremen in Computer Sciences.

Raymond O. Wells

Raymond O. Wells is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and thereafter had a 35-year career as a mathematics professor at Rice University in Houston. He is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim awards in addition to the U.S. Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and is a Fellow of the AAAS and the American Mathematical Society. From 1998 to 2001, Raymond was working on the creation of International University Bremen, and from 2001 until 2005 he served there as Vice President for External Affairs and Professor of Mathematics.

Raymond O. Wells


Benjamin Liebald

Technology Officer

Benjamin Liebald

Benjamin Liebald is currently a Director of Engineering at Figma. In the past Ben was an Engineering Lead at Google, where he led YouTube’s Personalization, Homepage, and Music Discovery efforts. Jointly with his team, Ben won a Technology Emmy Award for the development of YouTube’s personalized video recommendations engine in 2013. ​ Ben holds an MS from the University of Illinois and a BSc from Jacobs University Bremen, where he was member of the university's "Pioneer Class” of 2004 and the recipient of numerous honors and awards for outstanding academic achievements. He was the first alumnus to join the Board of Jacobs University Foundation of America in 2010.

Nyaradzo Dzvova – Secretary (Alumna ’13)


  • Aakash Jain (Alumnus ’04)
  • Anne Valtink (Alumna ’13)
  • Ekaterina Damer (Alumna ’11)
  • Andrei Ignat (Alumnus ’15)
  • Dr. Conny Scheitz (Alumna ’07)

Dr. Stanislav Protasov
President Constructor University Bremen

Dr. Conny Scheitz
President Beyond the Pond Alumni Association

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