Prof. Linda Doyle accepting the July Cork Person of the Month with Ken Horgan, Lexus Cork, Ann-Marie O’Sullivan, AM O’Sullivan PR and Manus O’Callaghan, Awards Organiser. Photo: Tony O’Connell

Trinity provost is Cork Person of the Month

Professor Linda Doyle was recently elected Trinity’s first female provost in the 429 year history of the college.

A Togher-native, she is a professor of engineering and the arts, and will take up her ten-year term as provost this August. The academic is a past student of Togher Girls’ National School, St Angela’s College Secondary School, UCC and Trinity College Dublin.

She said: “Making history as the first female provost since the college opened in 1592 was a great honour. I still can’t quite believe it!”

Linda, who has always been academic, commended her early influencers: “Togher Girls’ National School and St Angela’s had inspiring teachers. I loved school.”

Speaking about the award winner, organiser Manus O’Callaghan said: “Linda Doyle will make history this year when she takes up the role of provost at Trinity College Dublin, gaining responsibility for 18,000 students and 3,000 staff. Doyle’s contributions to education in Ireland and abroad are truly inspiring, making the academic a deserving winner of the Cork Person of the Month Award.”

Linda's name now goes forward for possible selection as Cork Person of the Year.