Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde of the department of food science and engineering has emerged as the substantive replacement for the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Prof. Adeniyi Sulaiman Gbadegesin whose tenure expires in February 2019.
With the appointment, he became the first homegrown VC of the 28-year old institution. Professors Olusegun Oke, Late Akinola Salau, Benjamin Adeleke, Moshood Nasir and Suleiman Gbadegesin were all external administrators that have managed as sole administrators or vice chancellors.
The native of Ajagunlase in Ola-Oluwa local government reportedly came first during the screening. The duo of Professors Timothy Adebayo and Idowu Adetunji, both of the institution’s came distant second and third respectively. This was after eleven candidates have applied and contested for the position.
Going by the joint ownership of the institution by both Oyo and Osun States, the post of the VC is rotational. Gbadegesin, a Professor of Urban and Regional planning is a native of Oyo town in Oyo state is rounding up his tenure as the representative of Oyo while Ologunde will fill the Osun gap for the next five years.