New head of School of Business and Social Sciences at IT Sligo

IT Sligo has announced the appointment of a new Head of its School of Business and Social Sciences.

It’s Sligo town native Dr Michael Barrett.

He succeeds Dr Perry Share, who recently took up a new role as Project Manager of the Institute’s bid — along with its Connacht-Ulster strategic Alliance partners GMIT and Letterkenny IT — to gain designation as a Technological University.

Dr Barrett is a past student of the former Sligo RTC, having studied electronics.

He joined the staff of IT Sligo in 1999 and since then has held senior Head of Department roles in information systems and in business.

He has also worked on a range of key strategic projects for the Institute.

More recently, this included the development of Ireland’s first honours degree apprenticeship programme in a landmark collaboration with the Insurance Institute and the wider insurance industry.

Dr Barrett’s appointment comes as IT Sligo continues with the refurbishment of its School of Business and Social Sciences building.

Dr Barrett begins his new role at the end of this month.