Elizade University names Kayode Ijadunola institution’s new VC

Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo state, has announced the appointment of Kayode Thadius Ijadunola, a professor of medicine, as the institution’s fourth official vice-chancellor.

The appointment will take effect on February 1st, 2024, according to a statement signed by Williams Olufunmi, Head of Elizade Public Relations, and released by the Institution’s Registrar, Omololu Adegbenro.

The statement read: “The Board of Trustees of Elizade University, on the recommendation of the Governing Council, has approved the appointment of a Nigerian leading Professor of Medicine as the 4th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University.

“He is Professor Kayode Thadius Ijadunola whose research and service in Nigeria birthed the first ever Nigerian/West African taught course in Population and Reproductive Health Training.

“The appointment takes effect from 1st February, 2024”

“Professor Ijadunola was until his appointment a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

“He parades over 25 years of national and international experience as a University Professor, Research Advisor, Practicing Physician, Project Director and Multidisciplinary Consultant.

“A renowned Scholar and accomplished Physician, the new Elizade University Vice-Chancellor has won numerous prestigious scholarships, fellowships, and research grants from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; the Harvard University Chan School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among several others.

“Born in 1965, Professor Kayode Ijadunola was also at various times Chair of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences Postgraduate Board; Director of the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, College of Health Sciences and Provost, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife”