New Vice-President appointed at NUI Galway

Friday, 13 December 2002

Press statement: 12 December, 2002

New Vice-President appointed at NUI Galway

At its meeting today (12 December), the Governing Authority of NUI Galway, following nomination by the President, Dr. Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh, in accordance with statutory provisions, appointed Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh as Vice-President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs. The appointment is effective from January 1, 2003 on the completion by Professor Ruth Curtis of her term of office on December 31, 2002, as Vice-President for Development and External Affairs. Professor Ó Tuathaigh's appointment is for a four-year term.

A historian, Professor Ó Tuathaigh, was Vice-President for Development and External Affairs from 1992-1996. He also served a term of office as Cathaoirleach of Údarás na Gaeltachta from 1996-1999.

Professor Ó Tuathaigh's research interests include nineteenth and twentieth century Irish and British history and contemporary European history.

President Ó Muircheartaigh thanked Professor Curtis on her outstanding performance in her post for over six years and congratulated Professor Ó Tuathaigh on his appointment.

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Information from:Máire Mhic Uidhir, Press Officer, NUI Galway. Tel. 091 750418

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