The first female professor in Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Prof. (Mrs.) V. C. Nnodu on Thursday, 6th of October, 2016, emerged winner as the first female Dean in the Deanship election conducted in the Faculty Conference Hall.
Speaking before the election, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku represented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin), Prof. (Mrs.) Carol Arinze-Umeobi stated that deanship has two years tenure and the process of electing a dean has its rules and regulations which the University Registrar Dr. H. I. Isidienu read before the election process started.
Out of 55 eligible voters, the two contestants Prof. Cliff N. Nwanna and Prof. (Mrs.) V. C. Nnodu had 24 and 30 votes respectively, with one invalid vote.
In her acceptance speech, Prof. (Mrs.) V. C. Nnodu appreciated all present, promised to work hard and to contribute her quota to the development of the Faculty. She solicited for the support of every staff of the Faculty.
Responding, DVC (Admin) assured the Dean elected of the Management’s support in ensuring that her dreams for the faculty are actualized and urged her to work as promised. Prof. (Mrs.) Carol Arinze-Umeobi commended the friendship exhibited by staff of the Faculty.