Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 09:02 PM

Speakers & Guests

We will feature knowledgeable individuals and experts with exposure to Nigeria and top ranked American Universities to give us insight into how to set up and manage a University Endowment Fund, and the role of alumni in the process. Some of the important event speakers are ;

Professor Wole Soyinka
Breaking into the Top 200 World Universities

The Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1986. He was also the Head of Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) between 1975 and 1985. He is author of many books and known worldwide for his literary skills; as well as passion for education, human rights, and the arts.

Donald Duke
Immediate Past Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria

Endowment Fund: Imperative of Networking for National Development

Professor Mike Faborode
Vice Chancellor, OAU

State of Affairs at Obafemi Awolowo University / Challenges and Opportunities in the Development of OAU vis-à-vis Breaking into the Top 200 World Universities
Chief John Odeyemi
Chairman Obafemi Awolowo University Investments Ltd.

Investment Strategies for OAU Endowment Fund
Professor Bolaji Aluko
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC. USA

Recipient, Great Ife Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence - 2002
Towards Revamping University Education in Nigeria: A Comprehensive Perspective.
Gboyega Aladegbami
President, Great Ife Alumni Association, San Francisco Bay Area Branch
Welcome Address / Vision for the 2008 Great Ife Alumni Association Reunion
Wole Olaoye
President, Great Ife Alumni Association, Nigeria - Parent Chapter

The Alumni Role in the Development & Endowment of a University (Nigerian Perspective)
Gbenga Agboola
President, Great Ife Alumni Association, Houston Branch

The Structure & Organization of USA Chapter of Great Ife Alumni Association
Debo Sodipo
Chairman of Strategic Planning Committee of Great Ife Alumni Association, San Francisco Bay Area Branch
Tactical and Strategic Plans for Establishing an Endowment Fund for Obafemi Awolowo University