The Academic Planning Unit (APU) was set up in 1993 with Professor Josiah A. Shindi as Acting Director. He handed over to Professor James O.I Ayatse in 1994. Thus, Professor Ayatse became the first substantive Director of Academic Planning. Having held this office for six years (1994-2000), Professor Ayatse handed over to Professor Bimaje Akpa in 2000. Professor Akpa held this office till 2010 and did a lot to put the Unit on a sound footing by building on the foundation laid by his predecessors. The present Director of Academic Planning, Professor Joel O. Eriba came into office in January, 2011 as the 4th Director of Academic Planning, Benue State University. Who is Professor Joel O. Eriba and what is his pedigree? The attached resume speaks of this academic icon.