LEWISTON, Idaho – Ayodeji Arogundade, who has been teaching at Lewis-Clark State College since 2015, has been named chair of the Business & Computer Science Division, LC State dean of the School of Professional & Graduate Studies Luther Maddy has announced.
Arogundade’s new role is effective July 1. He was named to the position after a nation-wide search. He has been serving as interim chair of the division since July of last year when the previous chair, Maddy, took the dean position.
Arogundade came to LC State in 2015 as an assistant professor of marketing and helped develop the marketing research class, the Marketing and Management certificate program, and the Associate of Marketing program in the division. In 2020, he became an associate professor and in 2021, he was named the assistant division chair.
Arogundade graduated from the Post-Doctoral Bridge Program in the Hough Graduate School of Business of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida with an area of specialization in marketing and management. He also holds a doctorate and master's degree in Biological and Agricultural engineering from the University of Idaho, coupled with another master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure in Nigeria.
Arogundade began his career as an assistant banking officer at the Universal Trust Bank (now Union Bank) in Nigeria. He later worked with the Business Development Units of Oceanic International Bank (now ECOWAS bank) and United Bank for Africa before relocating to the United States.
In 2022, Arogundade co-authored a book on Unintended Consequences of Internationalization in Higher Education: Comparative International Perspectives on the Impacts of Policy and Practice. He was invited to present the book in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. In addition, he won the LC State Annice Edmundson Faculty Excellence Award in 2021.