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Trinity Bids Farewell but not Goodbye to the First Vice-President for Global Relations

Posted on 26 June 2014

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer took up the role of Vice-President for Global Relations in August 2011, a new officership for College.  The role was created by Provost Patrick Prendergast to concentrate the University’s efforts on growing international activities.  Over the last three years, Professor Ohlmeyer has succeeded in developing Trinity’s first Global Relations Strategy and successfully achieved an aggressive set of targets, while also working with staff across the University to build teaching and research partnerships across the globe and cultivating Trinity’s global alumni network.  

Highlights of Professor Ohlmeyer’s term include the opening of ‘global gateways’ in New York, New Delhi and Shanghai; the establishment of research and educational collaborations with some of the best universities in the world; the opportunity to build relationships for Trinity with influencers and policy makers, both at home and abroad; meeting some of the brightest and the best students from across the world who chose Trinity for their education; connecting with alumni and friends at over 50 special events held around the world, establishing new alumni chapters in cities such as Atlanta, Istanbul, Mexico City and Seattle, and participating in the Trinity Global Graduate Forum which recently received a Grand Gold Award in the 2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.  

This map encapsulates Professor Ohlmeyer’s global journey over the past three years:














From June 30th 2014 Dr Juliette Hussey will take up the role of Vice-President for Global Relations and take forward the next iteration of Trinity’s Global Relations Strategy. She has extensive overseas experience including her role as the Trinity Academic Director at Singapore Institute of Technology and her recent term as Associate Vice-President for Global Relations.

Professor Ohlmeyer is the Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity and will spend her sabbatical year as Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor at JNU in Delhi. Her connections with Trinity will continue during this time as ‘Special Advisor to the President on India and Sri Lanka’. We wish her every success for her new journey over the coming year and look forward to working with her on further developing Trinity’s international profile.