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Last women standing: Trinity to appoint first woman provost

The university’s electorate will vote online on 10 April.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN is set to appoint its first-ever woman provost in the university’s 429-year history. 

The all-female shortlist of senior academics includes Professor of Engineering and the Arts Linda Doyle; Professor of Ecumenics Linda Hogan; and Professor of Modern History Jane Ohlmeyer

The three candidates left standing in the process are competing to replace Professor Patrick Prendergast when he completes his ten-year term on 31 July. 

The provost is the head of the college and has overall responsibility for the academic, administrative, financial and personnel affairs of the university. 

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To get to this stage of the appointment process, the three candidates took part in an interview stage and then the nomination stage – earning at least 12 nominations from their fellow academics each. 

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The final stage, which is now underway, is a formal campaign period that runs until 7 April. The college electorate will then vote for a winner online on 10 April.

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