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Rev. Fr. Professor Anthony Alaba Akinwale, O. P.
Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Dominican University, Ibadan
  • Born in Ebute Metta, Lagos on June 10, 1962
  • Studied Philosophy at the Seminary of Ss Peter and Paul, Bodija, Ibadan
  • Bachelor of Theology (Universite Catholique de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Master of Arts in Theology (College Universitaire des Dominicains, Ottawa, Canada);
  • Licentiate in Theology (College Universitaire des Dominicains, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Boston College, USA)
  • Began his university teaching career at Boston College in 1993
  • became member of the faculty at the Dominican Institute, Ibadan (an affiliate school of the University of Ibadan) in 1996
  • Professor of Systematic Theology and Thomistic Studies since 2006
  • Visiting Professor at Institut Saint Thomas d’Aquin de Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire (an affiliate of the Universite Catholique d’Afrique de l’Ouest, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Pioneer Dean of Studies at the Dominican Institute, Ibadan (1996-2000)
  • President, Dominican Institute, Ibadan (2004-2016) during whose tenure the Dominican Institute received full accreditation of its Philosophy programme from the National Universities Commission for two consecutive times and full accreditation of its pontifical Theology programme
  • Scholar of national and international repute and a proponent of quality education
  • Past President of the Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria (2001-04) 
  • Past Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Journal of Theology (1999-2002) 
  • member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Inculturation Theology of the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt since 2000 
  • Fellow of the DePaul University Centre for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology in Chicago since 2014
  • consultant to the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (1999-2001)
  • consultant to the Nigerian Anglican Roman Catholic Commission since 2004, and to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (2007-2015) 
  • Chairman of the Planning and Implementation Committee of the then proposed Dominican University (2013-2017)
  • Member, Board of Advisors of Nova et Vetera, an international academic journal of Ave Maria University in Florida, USA
  • Member, Board of Advisors of the Abuja Journal of Philosophy and Theology
  • Member, Permanent Commission for the Promotion of Intellectual Life in the Order of Preachers, a Commission of eight professors in the Dominican Order chosen from around the world to advise the Master of the Order on issues relating to the Order’s universities
  • Founder of Patristic Association of Nigeria, Dominican University Ibadan
  • Chairman of the Editorial Board of Catholic Weekly Independent newspaper and an unwavering writer since 2008 of the popular and widely-read column “Thought for the Week” in the Catholic Weekly Independent newspaper
  • Author of three books, co-editor of  three,  author of over 100 academic essays in national and international journals covering the areas of religion, philosophy, politics, education and development 
  • Appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Dominican University on August 21, 2017, by the Board of Trustee on the recommendation of the Governing Council of the University
  • Fluent in Yoruba, English and French, with a reading knowledge of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish and Hausa.

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          Official Phone Number: 09030001812

Fr Kenneth Nkadi OP

HND, B.Th. (Urban, Rome) M.C.A. (University of Ibadan)

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Rev. Fr Okechukwu Emmanuel Ogadah OP
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Personal Phone Num: 2348064645340
Qualification B.Sc Accounting(ESUT), B.A Philosophy(University Ibadan), B.Th Theology(University of St. Thomas Aquinas), M.A Theology(Duquesne University Pensylvania, USA)
Brief Description The Bursary Department is the administrative arm of the University
concerned with financial and accounting functions. It is headed by a
Bursar who is the Chief Financial Officer of the University. His main
duties include advising the Vice-Chancellor on the day-to-day
administration and control of the University’s funds, formulating
financial policies, preparing budget and budgetary controls to safeguard
the financial resources of the University.

Mrs. Chigozie Blessing Mba
University Librarian
  • Born in Maiduguri, Borno State on 24th October
  •  Had primary education from University of Maiduguri staff school
  • Had secondary education at the Federal Government College (FGC) Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Studied Library Science at the University of Maiduguri
  • Observed the National Youth Service programme at Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in Oyo State secretariat, Ibadan
  • Proceeded for further studies at the University of Ibadan Library school where she bagged an MLIS degree
  • Currently running a PhD in school media programme at the University of Ibadan
  • Worked as an ad-hoc staff at Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan
  • Worked as a Chief Librarian for years at the Dominican Institute Ibadan
  • Became the pioneer University Librarian at the Dominican University Ibadan
  • Trained over 100 students from different library schools across the country on industrial attachment
  • Knowledgeable in Library database development
  • Designed and developed library management databases for libraries
  • Offer library consultancy services to many theological libraries 
  • Member of professional associations
  • Member, Librarian’s Registration council of Nigeria (LRCN)
  • Member, Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Oyo state chapter
  • Scribe, Committee of All Heads of Libraries Oyo state chapter
  • Member, Nigerian School Library Association (NSLA) Oyo state chapter
  • Member, Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (AULNU)
  • Published articles in journals and book chapters
  • Attended conferences
  • Presented papers at conferences



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