The governing body of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of Dr Orla Flynn as the new President of GMIT.
Dr Michael Hannon has been serving as the Acting President of GMIT since the resignation of Dr Fergal Barry in May.
Currently Dr Flynn is serving as the Vice President for External Affairs at Cork Institute of Technology, where she has over 20 years of experience in various roles.
She led the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design for eight years following successful periods as Head of School of Humanities and Head of Department of Media Communications.
Prior to this she was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computing at CIT for 13 years.
On top of her role at CIT Dr Flynn also serves the community on the boards of HEAnet and Cork Midsummer Festival.
She holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Mathematical Physics and Computer Science from University College Cork, an MA in Management in Education from WIT, and a PhD from the University of Limerick.
“On behalf of the students, staff and Governing Body, I am delighted to welcome Dr Flynn to GMIT,” said Cormac MacDonncha, Chair of the Governing Body.
“This is a very exciting time for GMIT and I wish Dr Flynn every success in the coming years,” he added.