It was during my presidency of the University of Paris II that I met
Ms Véronique Delhay. The university was to undertake two renovation projects, each involving a staff room. The first in the historic building at 12 place du Panthéon (Paris V), the other in the more modern building at 92 rue d'Assas (Paris VI).
The first project was in every respect the most important, taking place in a listed building and in premises shared by two universities (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris II Panth on-Assas). These premises were in a particularly bad state of repair, not having been restored for more than fifty years, and therefore deserted by their natural users, who rightly demanded a place that would be able to welcome foreign colleagues with dignity and be a pleasant temporary workplace. Ms Delhay's work has been exceptional in every way. She is a good listener and she knows how to guide without imposing. She is constantly concerned with the quality of the work, the satisfaction of the client and the attention to detail. We had numerous and sometimes heated discussions on the overall design, the layout, the materials... Mrs Delhay has an incredible range of options and solutions.
The result is that both achievements are successes unanimously welcomed by my colleagues and the staff of the university. I was so convinced by the qualities of the work of Mrs Delhay and her teams that I entrusted her with the fitting out (from top to bottom) of my new office at the end of my presidency. And I can only congratulate myself, once again, for having done so.
- Guillaume Leyte
Honorary President of the University
President of the Sorbonne-Assas International Law School
President of the Dubai Campus
19 April 2021