Lagos - Prof. Gbemisola Oke of the Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), has been elected the 7th Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution.
This is contained in a statement by Olatunji Oladejo, the Director of Public Communication of the institution, made available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.
According to the statement, the new deputy vice-chancellor replaced Prof. Idowu Olayinka, whose tenure ended on December 16, 2014.
It stated that Oke, who before the appointment was Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the institution, had become the second female to occupy the position.
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The statement added that the first female to occupy the post was Emeritus Prof. Abiola Odejide of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, who served from November 8, 2004 to November 7, 2006.
It noted that the new DVC (Academic) graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1981 and bagged a Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of California, Los Angeles in 1985.
Prof. Oke, the statement added, capped it up with a Ph.D degree in Community Medicine/ Epidemiology from UI.