Dr. Oyebanjo A. Lajubutu, assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness at American University of Nigeria, will join Missouri University of Science and Technology as director of institutional research and assessment on March 3.
“Dr. Lajubutu is an experienced institutional research specialist who has led institutional research programs at two other universities as well as the University of Maryland System. I am very pleased to have Dr. Lajubutu join us to lead our institutional research unit,” says Dr. Warren K. Wray, Missouri S&T provost.
Missouri S&T’s institutional research and assessment office is responsible for official reporting of all institutional information to external organizations, such as governmental agencies and higher education organizations. The office is also responsible for gathering and analyzing data to inform campus decision-making and planning.
Lajubutu has served as assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness at American University of Nigeria since February 2012. Previously, he served as director of institutional research at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Md., from July 2005 through February 2012, and as director of institutional research for the University of Maryland System from November 2001 through July 2005. He also held institutional research positions at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md., and Louisiana State University in Alexandria, La.
He is a member of the Association for Institutional Research and previously was a member of the Maryland Association for Institutional Research, America Education Research Association and the Society of Colleges and Universities Planning.
Lajubutu holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a master of regional planning from the University of Massachusetts and a higher national diploma in town planning from Kwara State College of Technology in Ilorin, Nigeria.
Lajubutu replaces Dr. Thulasi Kumar, who left Missouri S&T last fall to take a position with the University of Connecticut.