Anchor University Appoints Prof. Steven Odi-Owei, former VC of Rivers State University, as 2nd Council Chairman


Anchor University, Lagos, Deeper Life Church’s premier university, has appointed Emeritus Professor Steven Timipia Odi-Owei as the 2nd Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the University Council. The new council was inaugurated by the Chancellor of the University, Pastor (Dr) W.F. Kumuyi on Tuesday, 19th October 2021 at the University Campus in Ayobo, Lagos.

During the inauguration ceremony, the Chancellor, represented by the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Pastor Philip O. Oluwi, encouraged the new council members to work with the university’s Management in sourcing for outstanding faculty members, promoting world-class education and ensuring that the Christian heritage of the university is preserved and well-nurtured.
In his words, “Anchor University needs to attract the best faculty members …our national and global ranking must also improve.” Also, he challenged them to work with the Management to “…raise young men and women who are academically sound and spiritually vibrant with competence and courage to make a difference for God and man.”

The respected clergy, who recently turned 80 in June concluded by saying Anchor University, Lagos is a “citadel of learning dedicated to holistic human transformation and development” and still has a lot to do in raising tomorrow’s worthy leaders. Consequently, he prayed for the new council to receive the grace needed to achieve the noble vision of the university.

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Joseph O Afolayan expressed his optimism about the new council. “We are grateful for the success we achieved with the pioneer council headed by Prof Silas S Dada and we believe that the new council will continue the good work.” He said Anchor University’s vision of becoming a global powerhouse is still on course and, based on the records on ground, the University Management is optimistic about achieving the vision.

Apart from the Chairman, other members of the university’s new council at the inauguration were Professor Adamu Harami, Professor Godwin Nwabueze Okeke, Dr Julius Sunday Teju Bolujoko, Prof Tunde Ope-Davies, and Prof (Mrs) Bernice Oluwakemi Adegbehungbe.

Others are; Vice Chancellor, Anchor University, Prof Joseph Olasehinde Afolayan; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Johnson Oladele Fatokun; representative of Lagos State Government, Mr Segun I. Idowu; representative of National Universities Commission, Mr Olufemi Yeye and, Registrar & Sec to the council, Pastor Moses Olanrewaju Salami.
Picture: L-R: VC, Prof J.O Afolayan; BoT Chairman, Pastor Philip O Oluwi: New Council Chairman, Prof Steven Timipia Odei-Owei; Anchor University Ag Librarian, Dr Taiwo A. Akinde; and the DVC, Prof Johnson O Fatokun.

Source: Anchor University, Lagos.

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