Waterford IT appoints new president at ‘important phase’ in its history

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The governing body of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has ratified engineer and researcher Prof Willie Donnelly as its new president. Prof Donnelly, who became WIT’s first head of research in 2003, replaces Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn who stepped down amid controversy …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 2 April]

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Waterford Institute of Technology appoints new president amid efforts to set up university

Posted in Governance and administration on April 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Professor Willie Donnelly has been appointed president of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) amid efforts to get the process of setting up a university of the south east back on track. He replaces Dr Ruaidhri Neavyn, who has been seconded to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 21 April]

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Lecturers at Waterford IT vote for industrial action over merger plan

Posted in Governance and administration on March 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against a planned merger with IT Carlow …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 19 March]

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WIT facing another key personnel change

Posted in Governance and administration on March 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“President set to depart as TUI ballot beckons. Just weeks before the release of a Government-commissioned report into getting a proposed merger and university application between WIT and IT Carlow back on track, the Department of Education has sought the secondment of WIT’s President Dr Ruaidhri Neavyn to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Munster Express, 18 March]

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WIT president unlikely to return after adviser role

Posted in Governance and administration on March 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The president of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ruaidhrí Neavyn, is unlikely to return to the job after his move to advise on higher education policy was approved yesterday. Although his role at the Higher Education Authority (HEA) will be on secondment rather than permanent, he has less than two years left of a five-year term at WIT …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 March]

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WIT’s president seconded to new role amid ongoing controversy over plans for technology university

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) president, Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn has been seconded to a new role amid ongoing controversy over plans for a technology university in the south east …” (more)

[Independent, 10 March]

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Waterford IT president set to move jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) president Ruaidhri Neavyn looks set to move to a different job amid continuing efforts to get the college’s university application plans with IT Carlow back on track …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 7 March]

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President of Waterford Institute of Technology expected to move to new role

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The president of Waterford Institute of Technology, Dr Ruaidhri Neavyn, is expected to move to a new role. Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has confirmed that on Tuesday the Governing Body will consider a request from the Department of Education and Skills for his secondment as an adviser to the Higher Education Authority …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 6 March]

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Southeast college merger: a suitable match or a forced marriage?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The long-running saga of Waterford Institute of Technology’s bid for university status has had a few problems of late. There were particular issues when the college decided last October to pull out of a merger process with IT Carlow aimed at making a joint application for technological university status …” (more)

[Conor Kane, Irish Times, 17 February]

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Councillors seek meeting with WIT representatives

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Waterford City and County councillors are to seek a meeting with both the President and Chairman of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). At a specially convened meeting held last week to discuss the issue, councillors agreed that the controversy surrounding the proposed merger between WIT and IT Carlow must be addressed …” (more)

[Kieran Foley, Munster Express, 20 November]

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WIT shoots down merger intervention

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Board unhappy with ‘unwelcome interference’ in decision making. The Executive Board of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has shot down Government plans to revive a merger with IT Carlow, with a view to creating a Technological University of the south east …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 19 November]

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WIT to continue TU process

Posted in Governance and administration on November 17th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Waterford IT is to look at the option of an alternative merger partner as they continue the process of becoming a technological University. The registrar in Waterford IT says they must now work out what is the best way forward for them to reach TU status …” (more)

[WLR FM, 17 November]

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Governing Body at WIT meet to discuss merger process

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The governing body at Waterford Institute of Technology has refused to endorse a letter to the Minister for Education drafted by the college’s executive board in which they flatly rejected the appointment of a mediator to bring the planned merger with IT Carlow back on track …” (more)

[WLR FM, 11 November]

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Waterford IT bosses snub Government proposal for ‘uni’ merger

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Senior executives at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have delivered a direct snub to the Government in a new twist in the controversy over the proposal that it merge with IT Carlow to establish a technological university of the South East …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 8 November]

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University hangs in the balance

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“There was massive disappointment at IT Carlow on Tuesday evening as plans for a merger with Waterford IT, which would eventually lead to the establishment of a South East Technological University, were dealt a severe blow when the Waterford institute decided to ‘suspend all activities related to the merger’ …” (more)

[Padraig Byrne, Carlow People, 1 November]

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University plans dealt major blow

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A breakdown in relations between Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT is jeopardising plans to develop a technical university of the South East …” (more)

[Gorey Guardian, 1 November]

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‘Fawlty Towers’ at WIT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“IT disruption blights start of academic year. Teaching staff at WIT have complained to the Institute’s President about the ‘massive disruption and stress’ and professional embarrassment they’ve suffered since the start of the new academic year …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 31 October]

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Waterford IT ‘cannot apply alone to become university’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Further meetings with Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan are planned for Waterford Institute of Technology management after she told them they could not apply on their own to become a university …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 24 October]

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Waterford IT told it will not get standalone university status

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told Waterford Institute of Technology that it will not achieve university status unless it resumes talks with IT Carlow on a planned merger …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 23 October]

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Waterford IT bosses under fire for stalling on merger

Posted in Governance and administration on October 23rd, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will deliver a stern dressing down to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) bosses today over the shock decision by the college to suspend activities relating to a merger with IT Carlow …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 23 October]

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