University College Cork appoints new President

3 Aug 2021

University College Cork (UCC) has today, (3 August 2021), appointed Professor John O’Halloran as the sixteenth President of the University with effect from 30 August 2021.

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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