The position of Head of Campus of the GMIT in Castlebar is being advertised again and it is hoped that someone will be appointed to the role by the end of next month. That’s according to the acting Head of Campus Dr Richard Thorne.

Dr Thorne had held the position when GMIT Castlebar was being set up, he is also the former President of Sligo IT, but has just been appointed on an interim basis to Castlebar, following a failed attempt to secure a new Head of Campus earlier this year.

The survival of the Castlebar campus of GMIT recently appeared to be under threat, when a number of courses were cut, and the college was in considerable debt.

In response to the concerns, a working group was established under the then Taoiseach Enda Kenny and it has devised an implementation plan which has outlined a number of recommendations to ensure its future.

Dr Thorne, has been appointed in the last number of days, to ensure the recommendations of the implementation plan are delivered on, in the absence as yet, of a new Head of Campus.


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