The Governing Council of Caleb University has appointed a Professor of Communication, Media and Development, Nosa Owens- Ibie, Ph.D as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mrs Folake Okor made this known through a statement issued toTribuneOnline.
It stated that Professor Owens- Ibie, took over from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ayandiji Daniel Aina.
As a media and communication professional, he has been involved in qualitative research, professional practice in public relations and journalism and development work.
He coordinated the establishment and continues to administer the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria. (ACSPN) as General Secretary, and has published academic and developmental articles in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Professor Owens- Ibie, was a columnist in The Guardian on Sunday and Sunday Punch Newspapers for a decade, and has been a scriptwriter for programmes on television and radio.
He has served for over 20years as a Panelist on one of Africa’s leading media awards – Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) in Nigeria, and has consulted for international development agencies including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, and IOM, facilitated trainings and other capacity-building programmes for government agencies, multinational companies and non-governmental organisations, and has coordinated the development of toolkits for ActionAid Nigeria in the areas of health and women’s rights.
A former Federal Government of Nigeria postgraduate scholarship beneficiary, he is a Fellow of the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin, Germany and Salzburg Seminar, Austria, and apart from being a member of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), he is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, and International Association of Media and Communication(IAMCR).
He has held various positions in Caleb University, Lagos, including, Head, Department of Mass Communication, Dean of Students, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Management, Dean, College of Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Acting Vice-Chancellor. He is also the University Chaplain.
The Council also appointed Professor Adedeji Daramola as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.
He was the Pioneer Rector of Redeemers College of Technology, Mowe, Ogun State.
He is a renowned and distinguished Scholar, one of the major builders of Caleb University Architecture Programme who was instrumental to the introduction of the Ph.architecture Programme.
He is also the Director of the Institution’s Centre for Innovative Built Environment and Smart Cities (CIBES).