The Governing Council has approved the appointment of the University’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

They are Professor Toyin Ayodele Arowolo (Academic) and Professor Felix Kolawole Salako (Development).

A release signed by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mrs. Christiana Kuforiji, revealed that Council, at its meeting on Friday, 23rd September, 2011, approved the appointments of the DVCs.

According to her, the appointments took retroactive effect from 19th September, 2011, for a period of two years, each.

The release reiterated that the DVC (Academic) will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for all academic matters, in the area of policy, development, administration, review, among others.

It would be recalled that the Senate of the University, had at a special meeting, held penultimate Thursday, September 15, 2011, elected the two Deputy Vice-Chancellors, while it also recommended their elections for Council’s approval.

In the same vein, the release articulated that the DVC (Development) will also be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in development related matters, such as Exchange and Linkage programmes, fund raising through aids, endowments, grants and revenue generation drives, among several others.

The DVC (Academic), Professor Arowolo, 60, is the immediate past Dean, College of Environmental Resource Management (COLERM).

An erudite scholar and professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, he is a member of several academic and professional bodies, including the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN).

He has over 47 publications to his credit, both in local and international journals.

On the other hand, Professor Salako, 50, until his appointment was the Director, Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS).

A professor of Soil Physics, with membership of several learned and professorial associations, including the Soil Science Society of Nigeria and has over 60 publications in international Journals to his credit.