Unconventional wisdom

“Ferdinand Von Prondzynski, DCU president: As well-known for his Facebook and Bebo profiles as for his renegade attitude towards the education hierarchy and his committed assaults on many of Ireland’s sacred cows, DCU president Ferdinand Von Prondzynski is about as untypical a university head as it is possible to be. When Ferdinand Von Prondzynski was appointed director of DCU in 2000, a fellow university head is said to have quipped that the “Red Baron has gone to Ballymun”. Prondzynski gained a profile as a socialist while lecturing and researching labour law. But the man is, as you might expect, more complex than the moniker …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 23 September]

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