Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 02:00 PM
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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 images/reunions/2010/photos/speakers are ;


KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Professor Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
And Where Should Great Ife be Ranking Among World Universities by Now?

A renowned Historian and one-time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he was also one-time Professor of History and Director of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He is author of many books, including a 2010 Book "A History of the Yoruba People".

ENDOWMENT FUND LAUNCHER
Chief Rotimi Akeredolu
Immediate Past President, Nigerian Bar Association

Endowment Fund:Imperatives for National Development

SPECIAL GUEST/SPEAKER
Professor Wale Omole
One-time Vice-Chancellor of OAU, 1991-1999

Landmarks in the Development of OAU
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
Senator (Dr). Olu Alabi
Pro-Chancellor, OAU

State of the Union at Obafemi Awolowo University
EVENTS CHAIRMAN
Prof. Cyril Agodi Onwumechili
One-time Vice-Chancellor of OAU 1979-1982

The Great Ife that I Knew
Professor Bolaji Aluko
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC. USA

Interim Cordinator, Great Ife Alumni Association of Washington Metropolitan Area
Welcome Address/Human Capital Needs for Tertiary Education in Nigeria - A Prospective View
Adeola Sokunbi
President, Great Ife Alumni Association, Nigeria - Parent Chapter

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

Strengthening the 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
Update on the Endowment Fund for Obafemi Awolowo University