Our Trustees

Prof Daire Keogh

President, DCU and Director of the DCU Educational Trust


Prof Daire Keogh began a ten-year term as President of DCU on July 14th 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 since its Incorporation (2016) . He has published extensively, on the history of popular politics, religion and education in Ireland. Daire is a Fellow at the University Design Institute at Arizona State University. He was also a founding member of the European Quality Assurance Register Committee, the body charged by EU Governments with monitoring quality assurance in higher education across the continent. He 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 and Dublin City University’s Governing Authority. He is Chair of the Board of Marley Grange National School in Rathfarnham and a member of the Board of Management of Clongowes Wood College. He is a member of the Irish Association of the Order of Malta. He recently completed terms 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). Daire 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). A former Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow, he is currently Principal Investigator of an Irish Research Council funded project to publish the extensive correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen.