New chair for GMIT

A former Mayo county manager, Des Mahon, has been appointed chairman of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology governing body.

Mr Mahon has been appointed to the position for a five-year term by the Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairí Quinn. He succeeds Rory O’Connor, whose term as chairman ended in May and Donagh O’Donoghue, who was acting chairperson in the intervening period.

GMIT president Michael Carmody has welcomed Mr Mahon’s appointment.

“Des Mahon’s experience will be a valuable asset in delivering the next stage of development of the institute and we look forward to working together over the next five years.”

GMIT has some 8,160 students (full and part-time ) and almost 660 staff

in five campuses across Galway and Mayo.

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