New Champlain College prez has strong international, fundraising background - Vermont Business Magazine

Benjamin Ola. Akande has been named the ninth president of Champlain College.

“Born in Nigeria, Dr. Akande came to the United States at the age of 17 to pursue a college degree. His parents, Samuel and Comfort Ola. Akande, held a deep respect for and belief in the value of the American higher education system that they instilled in their children. This respect serves as an inspiration to Dr. Akande, whose professional success is motivated by the power of education to change lives. Dr. Akande and his wife, Bola Taiwo-Akande, a pharmacist and entrepreneur, will relocate to Burlington this summer. They have three adult daughters.”

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