Cork Chamber is delighted to welcome Dr Barry O’Connor, President of Cork Institute of Technology as the guest speaker at the May Business Breakfast, in association with the Irish Examiner.
As the chief officer of the Institute, Dr O’Connor has executive responsibility for all staff and overall responsibility for the development and implementation of policies. One area of focus for Institute is to support the IDA in attracting FDIs to invest in Cork, Munster and Ireland and then to ensure that these companies are firmly embedded once they are established in Ireland via the supply of top quality and relevant graduates, bespoke CPD and other programmes, and critically, advanced doctoral level research on specific targeted research areas.
Dr O’Connor was appointed as President in 2017 having served as Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CIT since 2008. Prior to taking up his current role, he had extensive experience as a Lecturer and Researcher including 25 years in University College Cork and sabbatical periods in ENSIA, France, Michigan State University, ESB Porto, Portugal and Alfa Laval in Sweden. He is a member of the French Commission de Titres d’Ingénieur panel of Experts, and an accredited ENQA reviewer, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
Book now to hear from Dr O’Connor about his first year as President and CIT’s plans for the future.