An Ifon, Ondo born Professor, Ilesanmi
Adesida, a former Dean, becomes the first
black Vice Chancellor of University of Illinois,
The 63 year old professor is a naturalized
American physicist of Nigerian descent.
He was the Dean, College of Engineering at
the University before the University Board
of Trustees selected him to be the next Vice
Chancellor for Academics Affairs and
Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Professor Adesida assumed that position
last month, August 2012.
Congrats prof.!