On the 27 June at The Senedd, the Morgan Academy hosted a celebration of the life and legacy of Professor Mike Sullivan, former director of the Academy. A number of leading Welsh politicians, including First Minister Mark Drakeford, gathered at a celebration to mark the life and legacy of Professor Sullivan.
An internationally-renowned social scientist, Professor Sullivan published widely on public policy, education, devolution, social reform and the effect of the state on the family.
One of his achievements was to establish Swansea University’s Morgan Academy, named after former First Minister Rhodri Morgan, with whom Professor Sullivan worked, both as specialist adviser to the Welsh Ministers and at Swansea University where Rhodri was Chancellor from 2011 to 2017.
As Vice President for International Strategic Partnerships at Swansea University, Professor Sullivan led on relationships with universities in Spain and Texas in particular, and his recent work included the development of the Hillary Clinton PhD programme, in conjunction with the Welsh Government and Columbia University in New York.