He also renamed all the tertiary instittions in the state at the convocation ceremony of the university where Mrs, Folorunsho Alakija was also announced as the new chancellor of the institution.
The institutions renamed are: Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke now Bisi Akande College of Technology; Osun State Polytechnic Iree now, Sunday Afolabi Polytechnic; College of Education, Ila Orangun now Adeyemi Oyeduntan College of Education and the College of Education Ilesa which is now to be known as Lawrence Omole College of Education.
Others also include UNIOSUN College of Law, Ifetedo now Kayode Esho College of Law; College of Social Sciences and Management Okuku, now Olagunsoye Oyinlola College of Social Sciences and Management; College of Agriculture Ejigbo, now Isiaka Adeleke College of Agriculture; College of Education Ipetu Ijesa, now Ezekiah Oluwasanmi College of Education and College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire, now Eniola Atanda College of Humanities and Culture.
The new chancellor, Alakija has described her conferment and the award of honorary doctorate degree in business administration as unique.
Earlier, Aregbesola had congratulated Alakija for her accomplishments.
With her rank she becomes the first female chancellor in public universities in Nigeria. for counting the University worthy and accepting to serve as the Chancellor of the university when she could have easily turned down top universities in Europe and America with the same request.