New President for Mary Immaculate

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LIMERICK’S Mary Immaculate College has announced the appointment of Professor Eugene Wall as its new President.

Eugene taught developmental psychology and educational psychology in Mary Immaculate College from 1980 to 1998. For the latter part of that time, he was also Assistant Dean Academic Affairs in the College of Education of the University of Limerick.

Following appointment to the role of Registrar/Vice-President Academic Affairs in 1998, he continued to lecture part-time on the B Ed programmes and the M Ed programme on educational psychology and on educational policy issues.

Professor Wall served for 21 years on the Council of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and was a member of several of its sub-committees over that time, including the Co-ordinating Committee, which was responsible for overseeing the development of the 1999 primary school curriculum. He is co-author of the MICRA-T and the SIGMA-T; the two most widely used standardised tests in Irish primary schools.

Professor Wall has been the Acting President of MIC since January 2017.

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“I am delighted and greatly honoured to have been appointed as President of Mary Immaculate College. We are an impressive institution with a bright future, contributing richly to the educational, social, cultural and economic life of Limerick, the region and country,” Professor Wall said on his appointment.

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