Quiet man, big reputation

Ireland“Prof Jim Browne, President NUI Galway: He’s a grafter, more concerned with getting the finer details right than enhancing his public profile. As president of NUI Galway, Prof Jim Browne has managed to oversee substantial changes without the kerfuffle witnessed in other institutions. Professor Jim Browne, president of NUI Galway is the quiet man of Irish university politics. Often overshadowed in the media by his more outgoing counterparts in other universities, he is nonetheless widely respected for his dedication and knowledge of the sector and its inner workings. ‘Browne has forgotten more than most of us will ever know,’ commented one source …” (more)

[Gráinne Faller, Irish Times, 7 April]

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