Jan 13, 2019
Greg chats with the now retired Professor, Michael Mortell who was the President of University College Cork from 1989 to 1999.
His father died when he was just five years of age and Michael found that he had to dig a little deeper, and try a little harder to succeed in every walk of life.
He succeeded on the hurling field and he succeeded in academia earning scholarships to UCC and the much revered Caltech in Los Angeles.
In Michael's time, he relentlessly drove UCC forward, raising the standards, the facilities and the profile of the university in Ireland and internationally.
When he walked into UCC as a student in 1958 it was effectively a large school and when he left it was the equivalent of a large town!
Enjoy the show!