The Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye has approved the appointment of Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University with effect from Friday, 13th October, 2017 for a period of five years.
The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology, Second Class Upper Division of the University of Lagos, a Masters Degree in Agricultural Biology and a Doctorate Degree in Agriculture, both of the University of Ibadan.
He was a Research Officer I with the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute Lagos, and Research Fellow with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan before joining the services of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he was for 20 years. He, thereafter, joined the services of Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State.
Olatunde has served in various committees of Senate and Councils of Universities. He was one time Acting Head of Department, Deputy Dean, Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Branch, Zonal Coordinator of Ibadan Zone of ASUU, Director of Academic Planning, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor. Additionally, Professor Olatunde was a member of the Governing Council of two Universities at different times.
As a distinguished academic, Olatunde has attended many professional training courses abroad, and also many Management and Leadership Trainings, both at home and abroad. Some of which are : Creative Leadership For Total Transformation of African Tertiary Institutions, conducted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2010; Enhancing the Quality of Teaching, Research and Administration in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, conducted by Brunel Business School, Brunel University, West London, UK in 2011; Establishing and Sustaining Entrepreneurship Centres in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, conducted by the University of Wolverhampton, Midland, UK in 2012; the International Collaborations and Partnerships For Higher Education Growth and Development, conducted by Brunel University, West London, UK in 2013; and Transformational Changes In Higher Education: Positioning Your Institution For Future Success, Conducted by Harvard University, Boston, USA in 2014. Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde is well published in reputable international and national journal outfits, with over 45 publications to his credit.
It would be recalled that Professor Olatunde was initially appointed as Acting Vice-Chancellor in May, 2017 by the Executive Governor of Ogun State and Visitor to the University, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA.
The Vice-Chancellor is happily married and blessed with children.