Prof Daire Keogh began a ten-year term as President of DCU in July 2020.
Professor Keogh, a Dubliner, is a distinguished historian who served as President of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, and as Deputy President of DCU after its Incorporation (2016). He has published extensively, on the history of popular politics, religion and education in Ireland. He is a Fellow at the University Design Institute at Arizona State University, and a founding member of the European Quality Assurance Register Committee.
Prof Keogh is founding chair of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Higher Education and Research Committee. He is a Chartered Director (IoD) and is a member of a number of boards, including the non-partisan Women for Election. A passionate educator, he plays a leadership role across the sector. He is a member of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust, Chair of the Board of Marley Grange National School in Rathfarnham and a member of the Board of Management of Clongowes Wood College.
He served as a Council member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and as a member of the Board of the Centre for Cross Border Studies (2012-17).
Prof Keogh is a graduate of the National University of Ireland (BA), the Gregorian University Rome (BPh), the University of Glasgow (MTh) and the University of Dublin (PhD), and is a
former Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow.