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


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

Professor Kehinde meritoriously bagged the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan in 1997, Master of Science degree in 1999, and 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 that include: 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 Chairman of the University’s Admissions Committee.

He was the recipient of research grants from notable institutions such as 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 series of master dissertations and doctoral theses. He has served and is currently serving as External Examiner and Assessor to a good number of 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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