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Expressions of interest invited in DkIT chairperson’s vacancy

Expressions of interest invited in DkIT chairperson’s vacancy

Expressions of interest are being invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the role of chairperson of Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor made the appeals yesterday.

Minister McHugh highlighted the importance of the role of chairperson at an institute of technology.

He said: “The chairperson of a governing body of a higher education institution is pivotal to the development and implementation of an institution’s strategic direction and the achievement of its objectives.

“I would encourage candidates who have the qualifications, the necessary skills and experience to submit an expression of interest.”

Minister Mitchell O’Connor pointed to the importance of ensuring accountability within higher education institutions.

“There is a requirement for a high standard of accountability and transparency in how higher education institutions discharge their responsibilities,” Minister Mitchell O’Connor said.

Each governing body, led by its chairperson, has a responsibility to ensure that those standards are maintained in order to sustain public confidence and the reputation of the sector.

The process of filling the Dundalk vacancy and a similar one in Limerick is being managed by the Department of Education and Skills. Expressions of interest will be assessed before Minister McHugh is provided with a shortlist of candidates who are deemed to be suitable for appointment to the governing body, from which the Minister will make his selection.

A detailed information booklet can be found here and expressions of interest may be made by submitting a curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter to

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 24 June 2019.