AUN professor appointed vice chancellor of new Imo university

Prof. Linus Osuagwu
Prof. Linus Osuagwu

Linus Osuagwu, a former dean of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria, has been appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor of Eastern Palm University, owned by the Imo State government.

Eastern Palm University is licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria as the 42nd state-owned university in Nigeria.

Mr. Osuagwu’s appointment has been approved by the Governor of Imo Sate and Visitor to the university, Rochas Okorocha.

The professor is a respected member of the academia. His work experience is as varied as it is extensive, having worked in the academia for almost three decades.

He has held several academic and administrative positions, including the Dean of School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria; Chair of University-wide Promotions Committee at the American University of Nigeria; pioneer Professor of Marketing at Covenant University; and pioneer Head of Department of Business Administration & Management Technology at the Lagos State University, among others.

In addition, Mr. Osuagwu has been involved in NUC (National University Commission) assignments, including resource assessment, and accreditation of programmes.

Also, he has assessed candidates for professorial positions in many Nigerian universities, in addition to serving as external examiner for PhD programmes in many African universities.

Mr. Osuagwu is a member of several national and international professional bodies, and has attended and presented papers at many national and international conferences and seminars, in addition to authoring many scholarly books and journal articles.

He joined AUN in 2008 as professor of marketing. He received his Bachelor of Science Technology (B.Sc. Tech.) degree, Second Class Upper Division, in Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and Master of Science (M.Sc.) and PhD in Business Administration/Marketing (with distinction) from the University of Lagos.

He is married to Caroline, with two children, Francis and Oluchi.

His hobbies include football and listening to jazz and Christian music.


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  • Good. But the state government needs to understand that relocating the 15 year old state university teaching hospital from Orlu to another place must amount to destroying the teaching hospital, and must amount to an ill-wind, if not a hurricane, that can blow away the Eastern Palm University. When is the state legislature passing laws to establish Eastern Palm University as state-owned?

    • Black Pope

      The teaching hospital need to be relocated to make it viable. Most of the consultants are based in owerri. The engineering faculty can be relocated their

      • The Teaching hospital has always been viable in Orlu. What happened is that in the last five years, Okorocha govt refused to make the road to the teaching hospital accessible, despite students’ various protests, withheld workers’ salaries for months, refused diesel for the hospital generators – all these to make the hospital appear non-viable in Orlu, so that the govt would relocate the hospital to Owerri to placate some political players in Owerri to look the other way, when Okorocha shall say that Eastern Palm University had been completely bought by Rochas Foundation. There are more empty houses in Orlu than in Owerri for Doctors and hospital workers to live in. Owerri and Orlu are on the same boat – no pipe-borne water, so what is it special that can attract a doctor to Owerri more than to Orlu? FUTO is about to build a teachingb hospital in Owerri, FMC is in Owerri, Oklorocha built his diagnostic centres in Owerri. Only a lunatic can bring any reason to relocate a 15 years Teaching Hospital, if not for Okorocha’s selfish reasons.

      • orjiakors

        So in Imo state, anything not in the state capital can’t survive? Imo state is fast claiming the name “EVIL STATE” where some evil manipulators position every development project only in the state capital.