Lead City varsity VC becomes ACU council member
The Vice Chancellor of Lead City University, Ibadan, Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo, has been appointed as a council member and trustee of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
The Guardian gathered that Adeyemo’s appointment, approved to represent Constituency III, encompassing East, South and West Africa, is a testament to his exceptional contributions to the field of academia.
Adeyemo and four others’ appointment as the newly-elected members of ACU’s governing council takes effect from August 1, 2023.
This elected body brings university leaders from ACU member-universities around the world together, with a shared responsibility to oversee its strategic direction.
Joining the council are Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo – Lead City University, Nigeria; Prof. Simone Buitendijk -The University of Leeds, UK; Prof. Hina Tayyaba Khalil – Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Pakistan; Prof. Sibongile Muthwa – Nelson Mandela University, South Africa; Prof. Sasmita Samanta – Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), India; while Prof. Wendy Thomson CBE, Vice Chancellor of University of London, UK, was appointed Vice Chair of the Council.
The ACU, a renowned international organisation, boasts an impressive network of over 500 member-universities across 50 countries within the Commonwealth. Notably, 66 of its members are located in low and middle-income countries, and the organisation extends its influence to 55 of the Commonwealth’s small states.
Adeyemo’s extensive academic background as a Professor of Management, Accounting & Finance at Lead City University Ibadan, has paved the way for this significant role. The opportunity to serve as a council member and trustee of the ACU provides him with a platform to foster cross-border collaborations and contribute to the advancement of global education and research.
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