To assist the Director EKSUORD in the discharge of his numerous responsibilities, the Vice-Chancellor has approved the appointment of two assistant Directors for the office of Research & Development viz:

Dr M.O. ISINKAYE of Physics Department, EKSU as Assistant Director Research to assist the Director in the smooth running of all research matters in the university, including securing financial support for research activities, managing internal approval mechanism for internal and external research grants, Journal article award, managing organization of annual university research fair, monitoring of Grants expenditure to benefit the university, managing research product development /commercialization of research results in the university.

Dr A.J. OLATUNJI of Geography and Planning Science Department as Assistant Director Training and Publications to assist the Director for the smooth running of all trainings e.g. seminars and workshops for professional development that the University, State government, industrial and other agencies may want to carry out to improve individual and organizational performance as well as managing the two university based science and humanities journals being floated by the university.