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Posted: 07 November 2006

Nominations open for Governing Authority by-election

Nomination papers have been issued to professorial staff in connection with an election to fill a casual vacancy on the professorial panel of the UCD Governing Authority arising on the retirement of Professor Muiris X. FitzGerald.

Nomination papers must be received by the President’s Office no later than 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November 2006. If more than one candidate is validly nominated, the Governing Authority at its meeting on 24 October 2006 decided that the election should be conducted by postal ballot and that voting should be by single, non-transferable vote, the counting of votes to take place on Friday, 1 December 2006.

The Governing Authority also decided that the elective body should comprise the President and the following staff appointed by the University to permanent appointments as on 1 October 2006 and such staff appointed by the University as on 1 October 2006 on contracts of three or more years’ duration:

  • Professors
  • Associate Professors
  • Professors in Administrative Roles
  • Funded Professors and
  • Research-Funded Professors.

In the event of a conflict regarding membership of the elective body, the decision of the Chairman of the Governing Authority shall be final.

Professors in each of the categories above should consult the list of members of the elective body (Elective body - Professorial panel).

The period of office of the Governing Authority ends on 31 January 2009.

Enquiries should be directed to Paul Kelly in the Governing Authority Secretariat by telephone (716 1704) or by e-mail (


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