OAU Governing Council Appoints Professor Ogunmodede As Next Vice-Chancellor
The governing council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife has appointed a new Vice-Chancellor for the institution. The selection, which is supposed to have occurred last year, but was disrupted due to alleged flaws in the process. However, under the administration of the appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anthony Elujoba, the governing council has appointed Professor Eyitope Ogunmodede as the next Vice-Chancellor of the School.
Born on January 23, 1957 in Owo, Ondo State, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has been in the services of OAU, joining as a Medical Training fellow in March 1987 and became a professor in the Department of Preventive and community Dentistry in October 2000. Prof. Ogunbodede has published 96 full-length peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 2 books, 3 chapter contributions to books etc.
The Professor with administrative experience was a member of the Governing Council of the University from 2009 to 2011. He has also served as member governing Council, OAUTHC in 2007-2009, Member Strategic Planning Committee, 2003-2011, Chairman College Alumni Relation. The Professor aims at encouraging students and staff to free their potentials and be innovative by motivating their creativity.
“OAU must develop into the incubator for national policy, research and development. I am confident that with focused leadership, we will attain this ambitious goal, thanks to the resources available to the university and our favourable antecedent” – Prof. Ogunbodede.
The former Provost of the College of Health Sciences also indicated his desire to create programmes such as Aeronautic Engineering, Library Science, Health Management, Mass Communication and others that are of strategic importance at the local, national and global levels.