Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has been nominated as a member of the Governing Authority of University College, Dublin for a four-year term commencing on the 1st January 2014. Councillor Feeley was one of eight Councillors nominated by the Association of City and County Councils, formerly known as the General Council of City and County Councils, a nominating body under the Universities Acts, 1908 and 1997.
The Governing Authority is made up of not more that forty persons including the University President, representatives of the Professorial, non-professorial, non-teaching staff, students, past and present, the Minister for Education and Science and The Lord Mayor of Dublin and the eight nominees of the Association of City and County Councils. It oversees the operation of the largest university in the country which attracts students from throughout the country.
“I am very honoured to have been nominated by my fellow Councillors as a member of the Governing Authority of our largest University. It will, I hope be an interesting and informative position. The Third Level Education Sector has a huge role to play in the creation of our economic revival, not only in terms of educating the next generation but also the re-training and continued development of the current workforce who are working in the most challenging of circumstances’