34 years after Grace Alele-Williams made history as the First Female Vice Chancellor of a Nigerian university, the University she headed has appointed another female Vice Chancellor.
Professor (Mrs ) Lillian Salami who is the first alumnus of the University to become its Vice Chancellor, will be taking over from Professor Faraday Orunmwese on December 2, 2019.
The School’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Michael Osasuyi confirmed the appointment and also disclosed that Salami who is an indigene of Edo State was born in Jos, Plateau State on the 8th of August 1956.
The current Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration in Ondo State, was appointed a Senior Lecturer in UNIBEN in 1994 and rose to the rank of a Professor in 2005.
The 10th Vice Chancellor has already been congratulated by Edo State’s Governor, Godwin Obaseki.