University College Cork appoints new President

MaREI host university, University College Cork, has today appointed Professor John O’Halloran as the sixteenth President of the University with effect from August 30, 2021.

Everyone here at MaREI would like to say a massive congratulations to Professor O’Halloran on his new role, and we would like to wish him all the best going forward.

Professor O’Halloran has been Interim President since September 2020, leading the University through the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to his appointment as President of UCC, Professor O’Halloran was the Deputy President & Registrar and led UCC’s first Academic Strategy to reimagine the curriculum, transform assessment and nurture graduate attributes to position UCC students for their future world of work. Having formerly served as Vice-President for Teaching & Learning, and as Vice-Head of the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science, Professor O’Halloran has demonstrated a very strong commitment to developing an inclusive culture at UCC – one where equality is upheld, and diversity is respected and celebrated.

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