Death of Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Monday, September 13, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Frank Scott Lennon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Griffith College.

Frank has been on the Board of Directors for five decades. More recently, he also Chaired the HR Committee in the College and was involved with many in Griffith in different capacities.

Frank was an HR expert and also an author of many management textbooks; indeed, he regularly provided training and workshops to us in the College.

Frank was our friend, colleague and mentor. He passed away yesterday the 12th of September in St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his wife Claire, and his children Frank (junior) and Sinead.

Frank was a very positive person, who saw good in everyone and was working until two weeks ago.

He felt it was important to work and not let his sickness define him. In June of this year, he and his daughter wrote an article in the Irish Independent to share with the nation his journey and that of his only daughter, living with cancer 

Every one of us who knew Frank will have fond memories of him. He was and will remain an inspiration to all of us. I have little doubt, but that you will identify with the tribute below to him.

Frank's funeral will be on Wednesday morning at Mount Merrion Church with full details to appear on this evening. The congregation will be limited to 120 people.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Kindest Regards,



Diarmuid Hegarty,


Griffith College