Professor Albert Adeoye Ilemobade served as Vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure from 1987 to 1995 before he retired from the civil service in 1995.
Ilemobade was admitted to the University of Ibadan and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He obtained the joint DVM degree from both universities in 1969 and was one the first of Nigerians to be employed as lecturers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was subsequently awarded the USAID fellowship to pursue programs in the USA, obtaining a Master’s degree at the Oklahoma State University and then completing the work for his PhD programme at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, a degree that was conferred by the Ahmadu Bello University in 1976.
He was employed as Lecturer in July 1969 and passed through the ranks, becoming a Professor of Parasitology and Entomology at Ahmadu Bello University on October 1 1980. He served in different academic and administrative capacities at the Ahmadu Bello University, including headship of the Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology before his translation in 1983 to the newly established Federal University of Technology, Akure, first as Head of Department of Animal Production and Health, and subsequently as Dean of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. He was to become the first Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1987 and in November 1988, he was appointed Vice-Chancellor, a position he held until January 1996, after serving two terms. He disengaged from the University in December 2000.