McPherson University elevates Onigbinde to professorial cadre

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By Ngozi Nwankwo

A pioneer faculty member of McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State, Dr. Isaac Oladepo ONIGBINDE, has been promoted to the professorial cadre with effect from October 1, 2024.

The decision was based on the recommendation of the Appointments and Promotions Committee (Academic) at its 19th Statutory Meeting held on February 14, 2024, and which was subsequently ratified at the 42nd Statutory Meeting of the Governing Council of the University on February 15, 2024.

Prof. Onigbinde obtained his West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) at Ifelodun Comprehensive Grammar School, Ilajue, Oyo State in 1996 as the overall best student.

He later proceeded to University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos State, where he bagged a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc. Hons.) in Psychology in 2002. He later obtained a postgraduate diploma (PGD) in Business Administration in 2005 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State.

Onigbinde, thereafter, capped his academic pursuit with a master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing from UNILAG in 2008; and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Marketing and Strategic Management from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, in 2013.

He was an Associate Research Professor in Marketing Science at the Arab Academy for Management Sciences, Cairo, Egypt (Djibouti Campus) in 2019.

Prof. Onigbinde had a remarkable stint in the organised private sector before he veered into academics in October 2010. He joined the services of McPherson University in October 2012 , and rose meteorically through the ranks to become an Associate Professor in 2019 and a full Professor in October 2022.

The versatile scholar has to his credit over sixty scholarly publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings.
Prof. Onigbinde has served McPherson University in various capacities where he earned recognition and honours.

He was a recipient of the NYSC Merit Award in 2004 and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and Productivity in 2023, among others. He is currently the Director, Directorate of Academic Planning as well as a Member representing the Senate in the Governing Council of the University.

Onigbinde is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom ,FCIM, and Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria,FNIMN.

He is widely travelled and has attended a number of academic conferences and workshops within and outside Nigeria.

Onigbinde is an External Examiner to a number of Universities in Nigeria and West Africa, and he has, on several occasions, served as team lead/member of ad hoc Accreditation Panels of the National Universities Commission,NUC.

The don is currently serving on the editorial boards of Journal of Universal Development Initiative and Atlantic Journal of Business Management.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francis Igbasan, has congratulated the don on his academic attainment which is well deserved, while wishing him the very best in his career and the development of the University.