Vale Dr Ron Ireland OAM

@JCU Vale Dr Ron Ireland OAM

Dr Ron Ireland OAM, a founder of the JCU Cairns Campus, and Cairns patriarch and business identity, has passed away at the age of 90.

Dr Ireland was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce by James Cook University’s Council in 2004 for his outstanding service to the North Queensland comunity.

The University is also most grateful to Dr Ireland for his efforts in the community and fundraising campaign to secure land at Smithfield, Cairns, for a James Cook University campus. He was both determined and generous in his campaign for a local tertiary education institution.

Dr Ireland will be fondly remembered for serving our community with great distinction and in many capacities, and sadly missed

The James Cook University community extends their condolences to Dr Ireland's family and friends, in particular his wife Marion and their five children Rhonda, Tony, David, Wendy and Richard.