Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has been appointed as the ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University(LASU).
Olatunji-Bello has served as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution before her elevation. She is the wife of the Secretary to the Lagos State government, Tunji Bello.
Born in Lagos on the 23 of April 1964 into the family of Chief and Mrs. Eniola Ibidapo, from Owo in Ondo State, Olatunji-Bello had her primary education at the Anglican Girls Primary School and secondary education at the Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School both in Surulere and Lagos State College of Science and Technology.
She proceeded to the University of Ibadan where she bagged a BSc in Physiology.
Ibiyemi took up a job as a lecturer and rose through the ranks in the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idiaraba. She assumed duty as the first Professor of Physiology in Lagos State University College of Medicine on October 2, 2007.
She is happily married to Tunji Bello, a journalist and lawyer, and the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, and the former Secretary to Lagos State Government. They are blessed with 3 children.
The new VC is the Area Pastor in charge of the Testimony Chapel, an area under Lagos Province 1 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).