Dr Orla Flynn
Dr Orla Flynn was elected as the first President of Atlantic Technological University (ATU) in April 2022.
She served as President of GMIT from March 2020 to March 2022 having previously served as Vice President for External Affairs in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) for six years.
Prior to that she led the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design for 8 years following periods as Head of School of Humanities (3 years) and Head of Department of Media Communications (5 years) at CIT.
She was also a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computing for 13 years at CIT.
Dr Flynn holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Mathematical Physics and Computer Science from University College Cork, an MA in Management in Education from Waterford Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of Limerick.
She is currently a director on the Boards of THEA and HEANet.