Professor Charles Igwe was inaugurated as the 15th Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka on the 14th June 2019. He takes over from Prof Benjamin Ozumba and becomes the first alumnus of the University to be appointed Vice Chancellor since it was established in 1960.
Professor Igwe was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration of the University. He is a Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Agriculture. He joined the services of the University in 1976 as a Soil Survey Assistant. He became an academic staff of the University in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2003. He was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) on 28th April 2016 and was reappointed in 2018. He once represented the University’s Senate in the Governing.
Prof Igwe, the new Vice Chancellor has pledged to take the University to the next level in his inaugural speech. The Soil Science Society of Nigeria wish Prof Charles Igwe a successful tenure.