The Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor and two other principal officers.
A statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Lekan Fadeyi, named Prof. Michael Ologunde, a renowned professor of food science, as the new vice chancellor.
The council also appointed Dr Kayode Ogunleye as Registrar and Abayomi Okediji as Bursar.
The newly appointed vice chancellor will take over the running of the institution from the incumbent, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, whose five-year tenure will end on February 14, 2019.
The council said that Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and his Osun State counterpart, Adegboyega Oyetola, had approved the appointments as recommended by the Prof. Dapo Afolabi-led governing council.
It hinted that the position of the University Librarian would be filled soon.
It said: “The council at its 135th special meeting held last week had directed that the vacancy in the position be re-advertised while the process of appointing a new University Librarian be concluded on or before January 25, 2019.”
The statement explained that the appointments would take effect from February 14, 2019.