The Lagos State University (LASU) has named the wife of the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as its Vice Chancellor.
Olatunji-Bello has now become the ninth substantive Vice Chancellor of the University.
She succeeds Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun SAN, whose tenure as the Vice Chancellor expired on January 10, 2021.
Olatunji-Bello was born in Lagos on April 23, 1964. She had her primary education at Anglican Girls Primary School, Surulere, from 1970 to 1974 and her secondary education at Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere, between 1974 and 1979.
She then proceeded to Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, and Lagos State College of Science and Technology, Ikosi Campus where she did her “A” level in 1982.
She attended the University of Ibadan from 1982 to 1985 where she bagged a BSc (Hons) in Physiology. In 1987, at the University of Lagos, she was awarded MSc (Physiology).
In 1998, she was awarded a PhD in Physiology, also at University of Lagos after attending a 6-month research training in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the US in 1994.
She rose through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988-1991), Lecturer II between 1991 and 1996, Lecturer I from 1996 to 1999, Senior Lecturer (1999 – 2005), Associate Professor between 2005 and October 1st 2007, all in the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idiaraba.
She assumed duty as the First Professor of Physiology in Lagos State University College of Medicine on the 2nd of October, 2007.
In the following year, She was elected the Deputy Vice Chanecllor for a period of years in the first instance. On the 27th of January, she was re-elected, for a second term as Deputy Vice Chancellor. She also served as the acting Vice Chancellor of LASU between January 2011 and 31st October, 2011.