Paul Hannigan President Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Paul Hannigan has been President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) since January 1998. Having graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Commerce (1985) and Masters of Business Studies, specialising in Human Resources Management (1986), Paul began work as a lecturer in Economics and Human Resource Management in Dundalk IT in 1987. In 1992 Paul took on the position of Head of Department of Business Studies in Dundalk, until his appointment to Letterkenny.
Paul is a former member of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and is currently a Board member of the Central Applications Office (CAO) and Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is active on a number of national committees of the Institutes of Technology Ireland and is a former Chairman of this group. Paul currently serves on the Donegal County Development Board, the North West Regional Executive of IBEC, and Fáilte North West (the regional forum of Fáilte Ireland). He is also a member of the Council of Eurashe, the European Association for Technological Higher Education Institutions.
In 2007, he completed an MSc in Management Practice at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) through the Irish Management Institute (IMI) and in January 2008 was appointed as President of LYIT for a further ten years.