Chief Executive Officer
Originally from Bristol, Connecticut, Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Art History from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, a Masters in Philosophy in Irish Studies from National University Ireland-Galway and a Masters in Business Administration from the Michael Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin.
Colleen has occupied senior positions in Ireland’s cultural, heritage and urban regeneration sectors since 1990. Most recently, Colleen was Executive Director of the Ireland-United States [Fulbright] Commission for Educational Exchange. Colleen joined Uversity as its Chief Executive Officer on 1st June 2015. She is committed to unlocking the potential of Ireland and Uversity’s students through personalised learning programmes.
Director of Communications and Marketing
Niamh is a senior marketing professional with over 28 years Marketing and Communication experience. Niamh held senior positions with some of Ireland’s best known advertising agencies, professional service companies and education institutions and has worked with leading national and international brands over the course of her career. Niamh has wide ranging experience with specialist areas of expertise including strategic planning, business development, event management, advertising, and digital marketing.
Niamh joined Uversity in September 2015 and is committed to building national and international awareness of Uversity’ s exciting and innovative Master of Arts in Creative Process.
Director of Academic Affairs
Kerry McCall Magan has worked across the higher education, and arts and cultural sectors in Ireland for many years. She has lectured at postgraduate and undergraduate level in University College, Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design, and Queen’s University Belfast, and specialises in teaching cultural management, leadership and policy issues.
Kerry is co-founder of the all island research network, Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland(CPOI), a founding editor of the Irish Journal for Arts Management and Cultural Policy, and a co-ordinator the Arts Management Research Studies Stream (RS01) in the European Sociological Association. Kerry is also Affiliate Faculty to the special academic unit, LEAP Institute for the Arts, in Colorado State University, USA. A key contributor to cultural debate and advocacy in Ireland, Kerry has been a member of the Steering Committee and Research Working Group of the National Campaign for the Arts(NCFA), Director of The Sculptors’ Society of Ireland (now Visual Artists Ireland) and sits on the Expert Committee of Culture2025: a national cultural policy for Ireland.
Kerry is currently completing doctoral research on ‘The Social Life of Cultural Taste in Ireland’ at the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths’ University of London.
Gráinne holds a Bachelor in Business Studies degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Psychology from Dublin Business School.
Gráinne joined Uversity in January 2013 as a Project Manager, becoming Programme Manager in January 2014. Prior to Uversity, Gráinne worked for Enterprise Ireland in New York assisting Irish companies exporting to the United States. Gráinne’s work with Enterprise Ireland’s Education in Ireland brand developed her interest in the education sector. While in New York, Gráinne was the events coordinator for Trinity College Dublin’s New York alumni branch. At Uversity Gráinne manages the operations of the MA in Creative Process.
International Recruitment Manager
Caoimhe has worked in higher education student recruitment since 2006 and was most recently employed as the International Regional Manager for DIT. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Information Studies from UCD and a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Media Technologies from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
Over the past ten years, Caoimhe has held a variety of roles in the student recruitment sector including management of the DIT International Exchange programmes and postgraduate admissions. She has an extensive range of recruitment skills including: project management, digital marketing, event management, financial and relationship management. Caoimhe has an ongoing interest in the challenges and opportunities that arise in higher education management and administration in an International setting.
Professor Bairbre Redmond has been an Academic Advisor to Uversity since 2014. She is currently on secondment from University College Dublin to fulfil the role of Provost of Universitas 21 which is a global network of 25 top worldwide research intensive universities enrol 1.3 million students and employ close to a quarter of million staff and faculty.
As Provost, Professor Redmond will be chief academic, overseeing the work of the network in student experience and mobility, education and researcher engagement. Professor Redmond’s research expertise is in the development of new reflective teaching and training approaches that assist students to develop critical thought. For over a decade she has been also been involved in a series of funded research projects on stress, job satisfaction and retention of health service professionals.
She is the Deputy Chair of the National Forum for the Enhancement for Teaching & Learning, was one of Ireland Bologna Experts from 2007 – 2013 and she is an International Reviewer for the Scottish Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.