The Confederation of Student Services in Ireland (CSSI) is the primary national body leading and supporting the community of Student Affairs Professionals in Ireland, through collaboration with institutions, professional development opportunities, and the advancement of good practice in research and policy development.

CSSI Executive Members

Email: p.moriarty@ucc.ie

Role on Executive: Chair

Email: n.deady@ucc.ie

Institution: University College Cork

Role on Exec: Vice Chair

Email: byrnec17@tcd.ie

Institution: Trinity College Dublin

Representative Body: Mature Students Ireland

Role on Executive: External Liaison Officer

Email: linda.barry@lit.ie

Institution: Limerick Institute of Technology

Representative Body: Technological Higher Education Association (THEA)

Email: Dan.Collins@cit.ie

Institution: Cork Institute of Technology

Role on Exec: Treasurer

Email: bernadette.walsh@ul.ie

Institution: University of Limerick

Role:  Irish University Student Services Network

Email: john.hannon@nuigalway.ie

Institution: National University of Ireland

Representative Body: Association of Higher Education Services (AHECS)

Executive Role: Secretary

Email: deirdre.creedon@cit.ie

Institution: Cork Institute of Technology

Representative Body: Access Made Accessible

Board Members

Email: michael.wall@mic.ul.ie

Institution: Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Representative Body: Chaplains

Email: bob.omhurcu@dit.ie

Institution: The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Position on Board: Web/Social Media Officer

Email: ronan.keaskin@itb.ie

Institution: The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Representative Body: Student Sports Ireland (SSI)

Email: AOSullivan@ucc.ie

Institution: University C0llege Cork

Representative Body: Irish Student Health Association

Email: welfare@usi.ie

Representative Body: Union of Students Ireland

Email: pauline.clancy@gmit.ie

Institution: Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Representative Body: Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education in Ireland

Email: rachel.godfrey@mic.ul.ie

Institution: Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Email: Helena.johnson@itcarlow.ie

Institution: Institute of Technology, Carlow

Email: rathvtcd.ie

Institution: Trinity College Dublin

Our Constitution

Please see link to the CSSI Constitution 2015 as approved at the AGM on 19 June 2015

Membership of the Board (due to leave of absence/maternity leave):

Extract from Minutes of 1st Meeting of CSSI Board held on 16 September 2015:  It was generally agreed that it is good practice to have named deputies. However, it was noted that it is easier for a professional body to have a deputy nominated to the Board than for an individual who volunteers to nominate a deputy.

The Board agreed to consider on case by case basis. If a member is taking leave it would be appropriate for them to write to the Chair to consider a nomination, depending on role/project.

It was agreed that nominations would have to be members of CSSI and they would have to be named and nominated by the person taking leave and that this would be in exceptional circumstances.  If the absence is a planned absence i.e. maternity leave the Board member would be requested to bring their named deputy up to speed in advance.

The consensus of the Board was that in certain circumstances i.e. long term absences, the Board will seek the nomination of a deputy to attend.  The Chair added that no change will be made to the Constitution.