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Presidential transitions

June 12, 2010

In almost exactly one month I shall be stepping down from my post of President of Dublin City University. While I shall miss this job very much, I do look forward to having a little more time to do things I have been neglecting, including quite a lot of writing (and I don’t just mean this blog).

Another university head who is about to experience a transition is John Hughes, President of National University of Ireland Maynooth, whose appointment to the post of Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University in North Wales was announced yesterday. He becomes one of the first Irish university presidents ever to have been appointed to head another university – a career trajectory that is quite common in the United States, but less so over here. John Hughes will be leaving Maynooth at the end of September. I wish him well in his future career and life.