UNIOSUN Gets New Deputy Vice-Chancellor

UNIOSUN Gets New Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Renowned Professor of Agricultural Economics and Provost of the Postgraduate College, Professor Adetunji Lawrence Kehinde, has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic, Research, Innovation, and Partnerships) of Osun State University.

The appointment of Professor Adetunji was a sequel to his election at the Senate meeting on February 7, 2024, and the ratification of the same by the Governing Council. The new Deputy Vice-Chancellor resumes in office in that capacity with effect from February 14, 2024.

Professor Kehinde meritoriously bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan in 1997, a Master of Science degree in 1999, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2005, both in his chosen area of agricultural economics. 

He joined the services of Osun State University in September 2009 as a Senior Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2015.

He has served the university in different capacities, including Acting Head of Department (2010-2015), Acting Director of Pre-Degree Studies (2013-2015), Acting Director of Quality Assurance (2015-2017), Director of Quality Assurance (2017-2019), Acting Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (2019-2020), Provost, College of Agriculture (2020-2021), Chairman, Committee of Provosts, Deans and Directors (2019-2021), Provost, Postgraduate College (2012-2024).

 He has also served as a distinguished Member of the University’s Governing Council and the University’s Admissions Committee chairman.

He was the recipient of research grants from notable institutions such as the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Idachaba Foundation for Research and Scholarship (IFRES), and African Forestry Research Network (AFRONET) in 2014, 2007, and 2006, respectively. 

He has successfully supervised well over 50 undergraduate projects and a series of master dissertations and doctoral theses. 

He has served and is currently serving as External Examiner and Assessor to many Universities. He has published well over 70 articles in reputable local and international journals.

He is a member of several professional bodies and has actively contributed to the training of farmers, particularly in areas such as farm management and agricultural produce processing. He is happily married and blessed with children.

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