Professor Adebiyi Gregory Daramola joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Akure as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension on 1st September 1986. He rose to the grade of professor on 1st October 1999.
Before becoming vice chancellor on 22 May 2012, he had held many strategic positions in FUTA. He was at various times, Examinations Officer in the Department of Agricultural Economics (September 1987 – August 1990), Coordinator of Students’ Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES) in the Department of Agricultural Economics (September 1992 – August 1995), Acting Head, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (1 August – 31 July 2005), Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics (1 August – 31 July 2005) and Chairman, University Ceremonials Committee, 2004 to 2011.
He undertook many diverse engagements for many national and international organizations. and also served as Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) and Association of Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU), two positions he held concurrently between 2015 and 2017. Between 1990 and 1991, he was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Training in Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
Daramola attended The Polytechnic, Ibadan from 1975 to June 1976 and proceeded to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife in October 1976 and obtained his first degree in June 1980. He thereafter proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he obtained the MSc and PhD degrees in Agricultural Economics in 1982 and 1987 respectively.