Balogun, O.O. VC

Professor Balogun was born in Abeokuta on October 19, 1953.He is a Professor of Animal Nutrition in University of Ilorin, who obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Ibadan in 1975 and a Doctorate also in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition in 1979 from the same University. He joined the University of Ilorin as a Lecturer in 1979 and was appointed a Professor in 1987, at the age of 34.

Professor Balogun is known for his efforts in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the University of Ilorin where he was a Member and Alternate Resident Chairman of the Council Monitoring Committee on Revenue Yielding Outfits from July 1997 to May, 2002, during which time the IGR of the University rose from N16m to over N200m. Between 1989 and 1992, Professor Balogun was a member of the Presidential Task Force on Alternative Feed Formulation for Livestock, and in 1990, he was a member of the NUC Accreditation Panel to the University of Agriculture, Makurdi. He has since 1989 been a Consultant to the Raw Materials Research and Development Council and was Team Leader on farm assessment of least-cost alternative layers in Kwara State in 2002.As astute scholar and administrator, Professor Balogun has over 60 publications in local and international journals to his credit.Professor Balogun is married with children.

Awards and Prizes won while at the University of Ibadan:

  • University Scholar University of Ibadan, (1973 – 1975).
  • University of Ibadan Scholarship for First Degree (1973 – 1975).
  • Baker Prize for the best final year student in Animal Science (1975).
  • Cocoa marketing Board Scholarship (1973 – 1979).
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarship Award 1976).
  • University of Ibadan Scholarship for Postgraduate study (1976 – 1979).

Academic and Administrative positions :
Senate:

  • Senate Representative on Students’ Catering Committee (1985/86, 1986/87).
  • Senate Representative on Ceremonials Committee (August, 1987 to 1990).
  • Senate Representative on Board of health (1987 to 1989).
  • Chairman, Business Committee of Senate (9th March, 1998 to 8th March, 2000).
  • Member of Senate (October, 1985 to February 1986; 1986/87; 1987/88 Sessions, 1988 to 2007.
  • Chairman, Sub-Committee of Senate estimate Committee for the preparation of 2001/2002 Budget.
  • Member, Selection Board for the appointment of Deputy Vice Chancellor (1989).

Governing Council:

  • Member, Governing Council of University of Ilorin (1990 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Member, Tenders Board, University of Ilorin (1994 to 8th March, 2000; May 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Member, Investment Committee of the Governing Council, University of Ilorin (1995 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Member, Council Committee on the investigation of the operation of Bursary (1995)
  • Member, Council Monitoring Committee on Revenue Yielding Outfits (July, 1997 to 8th March, 2000; May 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Fund Disbursement for the Launching of Endowment and Development Fund for University of Ilorin during the Silver Jubilee Celebration (2001 – 2002).
  • Chairman, Council Strategic Planning Steering Committee (27th July, 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Council Committee on the Review of 1998 Staff Rationalisation Exercise.
  • Member of several committee and other ad hoc committees of University of Ilorin Governing Council (1990 to 22nd May, 2002)
  • Member of Finance and General Purpose Committee of University of Ilorin Governing Council (1990 to 1994; 9th March, 1998 to 8th March 2000; 23rd May, 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Services to Local, National And International Communities
  • External Moderator for Science Laboratory technology (Bio-Chemistry Option) at Kwara State College of Technology 1982/83 Session.
  • Member of Local organizing Committee for the 19th Annual Conference of Agriculture Society of Nigeria hosted by Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 23rd to 28th October, 1983.
  • External Examiner for the B.Sc. Degree Programmes and Ph.D. Examinations (Animal Science) University of Ibadan (1993 to 1996).
  • External Examiner for the B.Agric. Programme of the Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1989 to 1993).
  • External Examiner for the Animal production and Health Component of the B.Agric. Programme of University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (1991 to 1993).
  • CONSULTANT to Raw Materials Research and Development Council on the Development and Popularisation of least-cost feed formulation for livestock in Nigeria (1989 to date).
  • Member of Presidential Task Force on Alternative feed Formulation for Livestock (1989 to 1992)
  • Two (2) Livestock Research Pavilions and Equipment were endowed to the Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin by the Presidency through this Project.
  • Member, NUC Accreditation Panel to University of Agriculture, Makurdi (1990).
  • President, Poultry Association of Nigeria (Kwara State Branch) (June, 2001 to date).
  • TEAM LEADER on farm assessment of least-cost alternative layers feed in Kwara State (A WINROCK of USA – Federal Government of Nigeria through Raw Material Research Council sponsored project), April 2002.

General Administration:

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (9th March, 1998 to 8tth March, 2000).
  • Chairman, Management Board of Unilorin Sugar Research Institute (9th March, 1998 to 8th March, 2000).
  • Chairman, Teaching and Research Equipment grant (9th March, 1998 to 8th March, 2000).
  • Chairman, Committee for the Establishment of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) (1999).
  • Chairman, Accreditation of Academic Programme Committee (1999).
  • Chairman, Students and Staff Identification Committee (9th March, 1998 to 8th March, 2000).
  • Chairman, Campus Security Committee (9th March, 1998 to 8th March, 2000).
  • Chairman, Students Disciplinary Committee (9th March, 1998 to 8th March, 2000).
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) (23rd May, 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Capital projects Implementation task Force (13th June, 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Physical Planning and Capital Works Committee (13th June, 2000 to 22nd May 2002).
  • Chairman, Unilorin Staff Housing Loan Committee (June 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees for the Unified Staff Pension and Gratuity Scheme (13th June, 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Unilorin Resources Development and Management Board (August 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Chairman, Staff Disciplinary and Appeals Committee (June 2000 to 22nd May, 2002).
  • Vice-Chancellor University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (24th May 2007 till date)

Professional Membership:

  • Poultry Association of Nigeria.
  • American Society of Animal Science with ID No. 22584.
  • Canadian Society of Animal Science with ID No. 34639.
  • American Poultry Science Association with Website Access ID No. 12661