List of Members as of February 1, 2021

This listing will be completed once the Údarás is fully constituted. Download here: Governing Authority Membership 2021-2025

Cathaoirleach & President



Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn


Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh


Ex-Officio Members 

Deputy President & Registrar:An tOllamh

Pól Ó Dochartaigh

President of St. Angela’s College, Sligo

Ms Amanda McCloat

University Professors

Professor Aisling McCluskey

Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Maths

Professor Michal Molcho

Children’s Studies Discipline / Vice-Dean Internationalisation College of Arts

Professor James (Jim) O’Gara



University Academic Staff

Dr Rachel Hilliard

Management, School of Business & Management

Dr Anthony Grehan

Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr Dara Cannon

School of Medicine


University Professional Service Staff

Ms Sinéad Beacom

Head of Research Development Centre

Dr Eric Mortimer

Project Manager, Information, Solutions & Services

Ms Monica Crump

Head of Collections, Library


Students’ Union Elected Officers

Ms Róisín Nic Lochlainn

SU President

Ms Clodagh McGivern

SU VP/Education Officer

Ms Cora Clarke

SU VP/Welfare & Equality Officer


Postgraduate Representative 

Mr Sebastiaan Bierema

Postgraduate Student


Nominations of External Organisations

Mr Mark Gantly


Ms Carmel O'Connor


Ms Sinéad Ní Fhatharta

Údarás na Gaeltachta


University Graduates

BGen Ger Aherne
Ms Edel Browne
Mr Conor Fottrell
Ms Nuala Ní Chonghaile


Local Authority Nominees

Councillor John Keogh

Roscommon County Council

Councillor Richard Finn

Mayo County Council

Councillor Niall Murphy

Galway City Council

Councillor P.J. Kelly

Clare County Council

Councillor Sinéad Maguire

Sligo County Council

Councillor John McCartin

Leitrim County Council

Councillor Eileen Mannion

Galway County Council


National University of Ireland Nominees

Dr Geraldine McGinty
Mr Michael McNicholas


Artistic/Cultural Nominees

Dr John Crumlish
Ms Katherine McSharry


Ministerial Nominees

To be nominated 
To be nominated
To be nominated


Non-members in attendance

Ms Caroline Loughnane

Secretary for Governance & Academic Affairs

Mr John Gill

Chief Operating Officer

Ms Sharon Bailey


Professor James (Jim) Livesey

Vice-President for Research & Innovation

Prof Anne Scott

Vice-President for Equality & Diversity

Ms Sinéad Ryan

Director of Governance

Ms Clare McCann

Office of the Secretary for Governance & Academic Affairs