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Nominations Committee

As prescribed in the Technological Universities Act 2018 South East Technological University (SETU) Governing Body has established a committee to be known as the Nominations Committee. The Committee is established for the purpose of selection and appointment of external members to the SETU Governing Body and to oversee the election of staff members and student members. The members of the Nominations Committee are:

  • Professor Patrick Prendergast - Governing Body Chairperson
  • Ms Ruth Beadle - Governing Body external member
  • Mr Kevin Lewis - Governing Body external member

SETU Governing Body has agreed that the SETU President, Prof Veronica Campbell, while not a member of the Nominations Committee, shall be in attendance at committee meetings.

Nominations Committee Terms of Reference

Audit & Risk Committee

South East Technological University (SETU) Governing Body has established an Audit and Risk Committee as a committee of the Governing Body to support them in their responsibilities regarding governance in respect of audit, risk and compliance. The Governing Body has appointed Mr Jim Bergin, deputy Governing Body Chair to be the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. The members of the Audit & Risk Committee are:

  • Mr Jim Bergin, Chairperson - Deputy Governing Body Chairperson
  • Ms Imelda Buckley - External member
  • Ms Kathleen Holohan - External member
  • Ms Nora Widger - External member
  • Mr Sean Quigley - External member
  • Mr Kevin Lewis - Governing Body external member

Audit & Risk Committee Terms of Reference

Finance & Capital Investment Committee

South East Technological University (SETU) Governing Body has established a Finance & Capital Investment Committee of the Governing Body from which it derives its authority and to which it regularly reports. The purpose of the committee is to assist and advise the Governing Body in the performance of its functions by oversight of the statutory financial statements, financial planning regarding capital projects, and financial management of the university. The members of the Finance & Capital Investment Committee are:

  • Professor Patrick Prendergast - Governing Body Chairperson
  • The President - ex officio
  • Dr David Dempsey - Governing Body External member
  • Ms Louise Grubb - Governing Body External member
  • Mr Ray Ryan - Governing Body Staff member
  • Mr Mark Dunne - President SETUSU Carlow
  • Ms Carol Lynch - External member
  • Dr Helen Murphy - A Head of School/Faculty (Education and Life-Long Learning)
  • Dr Frances Hardiman - A Head of School/Faculty (Engineering)
  • Mr Alan Quirke - External member
  • Mr Patrick McCormack - External member

Finance & Capital Investment Committee Terms of Reference

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

South East Technological University (SETU) Governing Body has established an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Governing Body from which it derives its authority and to which it regularly reports. The purpose of the committee is to assist and advise the Governing Body in the performance of its functions by providing governance and oversight which will achieved by reviewing reports and assurances received from the President and the SETU Executive Management Team. The committee will also provide guidance and direction on policy matters associated the achievement of EDI objectives across the university. The Governing Body has appointed Ms Ruth Beadle to be the Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

  • Ms Ruth Beadle, Chairperson - Governing Body External member
  • Dr David Denieffe - Presidents nominee
  • Mr Mark Dunne - President SETU Students' Union
  • Ms Sarah Clarke - Governing Body Staff member
  • Dr Cara Daly - Member of the University community nominated by the President
  • Ms Kelly Han - Member of the University community nominated by the President
  • Mr Paul Bennett - Member of the University with knowledge/expertise in EDI
  • Mr Jeremie Sandot - Member of the University with knowledge/expertise in EDI
  • Dr Vivian Rath - Independent External Member

In attendance as Secretary to the Committee

  • Dr Allison Kenneally - Vice President of EDI

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Terms of Reference

University Joint Quality Committee

The Joint Quality committee will be responsible for ensuring the overall Quality of the University based upon reviews of aggregated data and other information and through its interaction with relevant University bodies arising from reviews. The Governing Body has appointed Ms Pauline Oakes to be the Chair of the Joint Quality Committee.

  • Ms Pauline Oakes, Chairperson - Governing Body External member

In attendance as Secretary to the Committee

  • Dr Derek O'Byrne - VP Academic Affairs, Teaching & Learning

Joint Quality Committee Terms of Reference