On 24 January the Cabinet of Ministers approved Jānis Ikstens, a Director of the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Board, as acting rector. Mr Ikstens will serve until approval of a new rector. The previous rector, Professor George Ulrich, completed his duties on 20 March, 2016 after two successful terms. According to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, the previous rector fulfils the duties of rector until Cabinet approval of a newly elected rector. Jānis Ikstens has been a Director of the RGSL Board since October 2015 and is well aware and informed of RGSL organizational principles.