The Governing Council of Ekiti State University (EKSU) has approved the appointment of Barrister Akinwumi Olusola Arogundade as the new Registrar of the University. His appointment will take effect from 8th of May, 2016 when the current Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Ogunyemi would have completed his tenure.
Mr. Arogundade was born in Ado Ekiti on 4th February, 1963. He attended Emmanuel Anglican Primary School, Ado Ekiti (1969-1975) and Christ School Ado Ekiti (1975-1980) for his Elementary and Secondary School Education.
The new EKSU Registrar bagged a Bachelors Degree in History at the University of Benin, Benin City in 1986. He qualified as a Lawyer after attending the University of Ibadan between 1987 and 1990 where he bagged LL.B (Hons) and the Nigerian Law School in Lagos between 1990 and 1991.
Mr. Arogundade obtained his Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2010. Before joining the services of the university, Mr. Arogundade had been an auxillary teacher, Litigation Counsel, Senior State Counsel at Ondo State Ministry of Justice Akure and One of the pioneer Senior State Counsels at Ekiti State Ministry of Justice, Ado Ekiti among others. The incoming Registrar had once been the Personal Assistant to the Hon. Attorney General in Ekiti State .He began his career in the university as a Senior Assistant Registrar (Legal Matters) on 20th October, 1997 and became Principal Assistant Registrar (Legal Matters) on 1st October, 2000. He was appointed as Deputy Registrar (Legal Matters) on1st December, 2011.
The new Registrar was on that position until his new appointment as the fifth substantive Registrar of the University.
The new Registrar was once the Director of the Advancement Centre of the University. He has served the university in several positions as member of the Students disciplinary committee, member of the Staff Disciplinary Committee, member Committee of the review of regulations governing the services of staff in the university, Secretary Council Technical Committee on the Report of the Visitation Panel, member, Committee on Internally Generated Revenue of the University Staff School and that of the Board of Governors, University Staff School.
Mr. Arogundade has attended several conferences locally and internationally.
An experienced Lawyer and seasoned Administrator, Barrister Arogundade is happily married with children.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, has since congratulated Barrister Arogundade on his appointment.