Prof. Udo Herbert, RAS, FNIAS, FNSAP, FASAN, FCASN, Professor of Animal Physiology, is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU). He assumed duty on August 20, 2020, following his election by Senate and appointment by the Governing Council. Prof. Herbert joined the services of MOUAU in 2005 as a Professor, and has held different positions of responsibility including Head of Department, Dean of College, Director of Academic Planning, Chairman of University Admissions Board, Chairman of OMR Examinations and Dean of Postgraduate School.
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) coordinates and collaborates with other key academic and administrative leaders, such as the Registrar, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Director of Academic Planning, Director of University Advancement, Deans of College, Heads of Department, Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Senate Affairs, etc. to achieve the academic objectives of the University.
As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Herbert oversees academic activities and assists the Vice-Chancellor in the management of all academic matters of the University. He is responsible for oversight of all academic policies, direction, programmes and the services that support them on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.
In this regard, the core functions of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) include: