The Governing Body, under the terms of the Institutes of Technology Acts (1992 - 2006), manages and control the affairs of the Institute and performs the functions conferred on the Institute by the Acts. It is, therefore, the authority established by law to govern the Institute.
The Governing Body receives reports from the President and senior officers of the Institute, from time to time, evaluates them and makes strategic and policy decisions as required. Implementation of these decisions is entrusted to the President and delegated to the appropriate officers of the Institute. On academic matters the Governing Body is advised by the Institute's Academic Council.
The Governing Body may establish sub-committees from time to time, to assist it in carry out its work.
There are currently five constituted standing Committees of the Governing Body:
Audit Committee: Assists the Governing Body in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities as set out in the Code of Governance for Irish Institutes of Technology.
Strategy Committee: Assists the Governing Body in the preparation and ongoing monitoring of the Institute's Strategic Plan.
Irish Language Committee: The purpose of the Irish Language Committee is to recommend and promote the use of the Irish Language throughout the Institute and monitor compliance with legislative requirements and implementation of the Irish Language Scheme.
HR Subcommittee: The purpose of the committee is to assist in a review of processes regarding HR / Industrial Relations matters.
Sub-Committee to Review the HEA report on Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions: The function and role of this committee is to familiarise themselves with the relevant report of the Expert Group and any associated material; to consider the recommendations made in the report and the possible impact of implementation of such recommendations in relation to the Institute; to report to Governing Body on their review and findings in a timely manner.
Code of Conduct
|Governing Body Membership||
The Governing Body Membership comprises the Chairman, the President and seventeen ordinary members.
Cllr. Jim Moore
|Local Authority representatives||
Cllr. Tom Cronin, (Waterford and Wexford ETB)
Cllr. Lola O ' Sullivan, (Waterford and Wexford ETB)
Cllr. Barbara Ann Murphy, (Waterford and Wexford ETB)
Cllr. Mary Hilda Cavanagh, (Kilkenny and Carlow ETB)
Cllr. John Fahey, (Tipperary ETB)
Ms. Mary Ryan, (Waterford and Wexford ETB)
|Academic Staff representatives||
Dr. Kathleen Moore Walsh, Waterford Institute of Technology
Mr. Ray Ryan, Waterford Institute of Technology
|Non Academic Staff representative||
Mr. Frank Heraughty, Waterford Institute of Technology
Ms. Marie Sheedy, WITSU President
Mr. John Fortune, WITSU Education Officer
Dr. Eugene Broderick, (Church Bodies)