The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, formerly the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, was established as a specialized University by the Federal Government of Nigeria via Decree No 48 of 2nd November 1992. It began formal activities on May 1993 with the appointment of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27th May 1993, while other key officials of the University were appointed later. Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe is a Distinguished Professor at the university’s Department of Food Science and Technology (FST). who succeeded the (LATE)Prof. Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta as the sixth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university is a Professor of Food Science Technology and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the university. He assumed office on Tuesday, March 1, 2021.