Vice President for International Education Research and Development

Nosa O. Egiebor, Ph.D. 

TUSKEGEE, Alabama (June 15, 2012) — The sixth president of Tuskegee University, Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon, appointed Nosa O. Egiebor as vice president for international education, research and development. Effective July 1, Egiebor will direct the newly established Tuskegee University Division of International Education, Research and Development, which will intensify collaborative global research and development initiatives with partnering academic institutions, government agencies, private sector firms, non-governmental organizations, multi-lateral organizations, faculty exchange and student study abroad.

Egiebor, who is currently the Samuel Massie/United States Department of Energy chair in environmental engineering, has been a part of Tuskegee University’s faculty since 1996 and served as principal investigator for externally funded projects in excess of over $17 million during his tenure. He is principal investigator for an $8.2 million grant awarded by the United States Agency for International Development to improve hydrological infrastructure in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal. Prior to joining Tuskegee’s faculty, he was a mineral and environmental engineering professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Egiebor received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and engineering chemistry from the University of Benin in Nigeria, a Master of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.

Ben O. Oni, associate electrical engineering professor, has been selected to assist Egiebor and will serve as associate vice president of the Division of International Education, Research and Development. Oni received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University, his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Wayne State University in Michigan, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri.

The Division of International Education, Research and Development will be comprised of three offices, each reporting to Egiebor:

1-  Office of Policy and International Liaison, directed by Thierno Thiam, who earned a Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University. He currently serves as an assistant professor of political science and special assistant to the president for global initiatives at Tuskegee University.

2-  Office of International Research and Development Projects, directed by Gamal Salah El Affandi, who received his Ph.D. in meteorology from Cairo University in Egypt. He currently serves as research assistant professor in Tuskegee’s College of Engineering.

3-  Office of International Programs/Exchange that will continue to be directed by Eloise Carter, international nutrition professor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition from Tuskegee University, and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Carter will also oversee the university’s participation in the International Student Exchange Program. Joan Wynn will continue in her role as coordinator for immigration services and international students adviser.