Dr Annie Doona, President of IADT Retires
Mr David Holohan, on behalf of The Governing Body of the Institute of Art, Design + Technology Dún Laoghaire, has thanked Dr Annie Doona for her significant contribution to the Institute over the last 13 years.
Dr Doona joined IADT as Registrar in 2007 and was appointed President in 2011. She advanced the position of IADT as a leading provider of specialist higher education with a strong reputation and profile across our disciplines regionally and nationally.
During her term as President, IADT grew both its student numbers and campus footprint. With undergraduate and postgraduate programme choices and student numbers increasing. Significant growth was also achieved in the number of international students studying at the Institute. The introduction of 50 new Erasmus partners greatly expanded the cultural diversity of IADT.
The National Film School building which opened in 2013, continues to provide state-of-the-art facilities for IADT students in Film, Television, Animation and Design.
Equality and fairness were core to Dr Doona’s vision for the Institute. She promoted equal opportunities for our staff and students and proudly supported and promoted diversity and gender equality at IADT. Initiatives such as Young Women in Film and the continued success of FÍS (Film in Schools) are a testament to her determination to broaden access within the Film and Television sector in Ireland. Something she continues to champion in her role as Chair of Screen Ireland.
“We offer our most sincere thanks and deepest appreciation to Dr Doona for her remarkable leadership and vision. She brought a unique perspective to the role and I wish her a happy and healthy retirement from the Institute.” Mr Holohan said.
On behalf of all the staff at IADT we wish you well in your retirement.
The Staff at IADT