Cathal holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours award from NUIG and a Master in Business Administration Degree from University of Ulster. Cathal has global business experience having worked with Digital Equipment Corporation as a Financial Accountant in Ireland and also as part of the Digital European Internal Audit team.
Cathal Kearney is an Education Management Contractor with 35 years lecturing, management and leadership experience in higher education. He was a member of the senior management team in the School of Business and Humanities at Dundalk Institute of Technology for fifteen years and held the position as Head of School for eight years. As Head of School he was a member of the Executive Board and had responsibility for 100 academic and support staff and 3,000 students. In recent years he has worked in a support and advisory role with a variety of higher education providers
He has vast experience in developing course curriculum and assessment tools in line with QQI accreditation and international standards and experience in a learning outcomes based, educational institution. He has significant experience in designing and implementing quality assurance and institutional change processes and a strong track record in gaining government funding for a variety of projects.
He is a sports fanatic and can be found, on a regular basis, wearing the Green and Red of his native county in the vicinity of Jones’s Road.
He is an eternal optimist!!!!!!!