Rukayat Olunlade


My name is Rukayat (Ruka) Olunlade, and I am the Coordinator of External Engagement in the Honors College. I am the Honors Ambassadors and Honors Student of Color group advidors. I am also the advisor for the Honors College of Business and College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering students. 

I am from Lyndhurst, NJ but was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to the United States about 14 years ago. I went to Stockton University for my undergrad and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Childhood Studies and concertation in Mental Health. I moved to Ohio and received my Master of Arts in College Student Personnel, and I am currently a Doctorate candidate in the Leadership studies here at Bowling Green. As you can see, I really love it here.

My favorite part about working in the Honors College is the community. Everyone says their students and staff are the best, but we truly are the best here at the Honors College. The supportive, fun and caring environment is the reason I walk into the office smiling every single day.

In my free time, I love watching movies, going to the gym, sleeping, and eating. One fun fact about me is that a lion once stole my shoes from my feet when I studied abroad in South Africa.

Please feel free to contact me through email at or phone at 419-372-8506


Updated: 11/23/2021 10:51AM