The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof Richard Kimbir as the new Vice Chamcellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi. He replaces the kit- going Vice Chancellor, Prof Emmanuel Kucha, whose tenure expires in November. Prof Richard Anande kimbir who hails from Katsina ala local government of Benue State was Born on the 10 February, 1958. Kimbir, a Professor of Mathematics served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration. A member, Nigerian Mathematics Society (NMS) and member, Nigerian Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN). Prof Richard kimbir started his primary Education at R.C.M. Primary School, Angough (1966), St. Michael’s Secondary School, Aliade (WASC/1977), University of Jos, Jos (B. Sc. Hons. Mathematics/1982), University of Jos, Jos (M. Sc. Mathematics/1987, University of Ibadan (Ph.D Mathematics/1997).
Kimble started his academic career as a Graduate Assistant with the then Federal University of Technology, Makurdi in December 1983 which has metamorphosed to the present Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi and rose through the ranks. By October 2002 he became an Associate Professor and was promoted to the full rank of a Professor in October 2005.
Professor Kimbir has served in various sensitive positions and committees in the University including; Deputy Dean, College of Science, Agricultural and Science education, Dean of the same College, Head of Department at various points, Senate member, Member, University Governing Council, Director, Directorate of Academic Planning etc. Prof.. Kimbir is a devout Christian and a knight of Saint Mulumba in the Catholic Faith and is happily married and blessed with six (6) children.