New UU role for Heenan

Professor Deirdre Heenan.
Professor Deirdre Heenan.

Deirdre Heenan has been appointed to the new post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Communication) and Provost (Magee and Coleraine) within the University of Ulster. The new post has been created as part of a restructuring of senior management portfolios within the university.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for communication, Professor Heenan will take the lead role in promoting the university locally, nationally and internationally. In the role of Provost for the University’s Coleraine and Magee campuses, she will spearhead the advancement of the social and cultural life of the two North West campuses and work in partnership with key stakeholders to deliver the university’s North West development plan.

Professor Heenan said: “I welcome this exciting appointment and look forward to the opportunity of promoting the University generally and its campuses in the North West. Professor Heenan - who will take up her new position on September 1 next - was formerly Provost and Dean of Academic Development at the Magee campus.