A new Head of College at ATU Sligo has been announced following the retirement of Dr Brendan McCormack at the end of last month.

Una Parsons, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design at ATU Sligo, is to take on this additional role, as Head of College for an interim transitional period.   

In making the announcement, President of ATU Dr Orla Flynn says Una is a highly respected engineer and academic who has experienced ATU Sligo initially as a tool-making apprentice in the 1970’s, then later as a Head of Department and most recently as Head of Faculty.

Accepting the new responsibility, Úna Parsons said she was looking forward to the challenge ahead.

The Dublin native did her apprenticeship block release in Sligo forty-five years ago studying the trade of Toolmaking at what was then called Sligo Regional Technical College.

She will continue in her role as Head of Faculty of Engineering and Design while fulfilling her duties as Head of College of ATU Sligo.