Death of Dr Caroline Hussey

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has expressed condolences to the family and many friends of Dr Caroline Hussey, who served as President of IFUT from 1989 - 1992.

IFUT General Secretary, Mike Jennings, said that “Caroline was a warm and gentle woman who had retained a lifelong commitment to the interests and needs of  higher education. It is with great sadness that I have heard of her passing.

“During her long and illustrious career, Caroline combined a multitude of roles ranging from Registrar of UCD  to Chairperson of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.

“Perhaps her greatest commitment was to the promotion and defense of the highest of standards in higher education, best exemplified by her tenure of three years as President of IFUT.

“Her most recent direct contribution to IFUT was as an Adjudicator in assessing the award of five bursaries to mark  the 50th anniversary of its foundation in 2015,” Mike Jennings said.

At the time of the awards Caroline Hussey said that “the quality of the applications, the wide range of research topics encompassed and originality of research proposals presented were highly impressive.”




For further information on this media release, please contact:

John Gallagher, John Gallagher Consulting. Tel. 087 9369888

Mike Jennings, General Secretary, IFUT. Tel. 087 6776747.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 15:45