The new Vice Chancellor of the Delta State University, Professor Andy Egwunyenga, has assumed duty with a promise to lead a University Community that will give all stakeholders a sense of belonging.
Professor Egwunyenga made the promise during a dedicative service organised in his honour by the Catholic Chaplaincies in all the campuses of the university, and DELSUTH at the Saint Paul’s Chaplaincy, Abraka.
The VC said though he was qualified to be appointed, he never knew he would beat other applicants to it, describing his emergence as a testimony of God’s faithfulness, amazing grace and love.
He solicited the cooperation and support of the staff and students of the institution, as well as the host communities, assuring that he would carry all critical stakeholders, including the unions along in the scheme of things in order to move the university forward.
Earlier in a message, the Priest in charge of the Saint Paul’s Chaplaincy at the Abraka campus, Very Reverend Father John Mark Ikeke, congratulated Professor Egwunyenga on his appointment, which he said was a call to greater service to God and humanity.
Father John Mark reminded the VC that he owed it as a duty to bring greater peace and harmony to the multi campus university, build the destinies and careers of staff and initiate reconciliation of all aggrieved individuals and groups in the university community in order to make his tenure peaceful and successful.
The Catholic Priest commended Professor Egwunyenga for being strong in the Catholic faith and for choosing to dedicate his tenure to God, and urged him to strive to improve on the performance of his predecessors.
The VC and his wife, Professor Ebele Egwunyenga, joined by the congregation, later made thanksgiving.
A former Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abednego Ekoko, Provosts of the Oleh and Anwai campuses, the chairman Governing Council of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku, Dr Festus Okubor, renowned scholars and administrators in the institution, as well as representatives of the students’ and staff unions, among others, attended the service.