Mr. Samuel Oluyinka Sogunro was born on 17th March, 1961 to the late Cedric Akanbi Sogunro and late Mrs. Christiana A. Sogunro (Nee Fabunmi) of the Bakare lineage of the sogunro chieftaincy family in Lagos Island Local Government of Lagos State.
He obtained Master of Science (Msc.) Statistics from the University of Lagos Akoka in 1995. He attended the University of Lagos, Akoka where he graduated with a B.Sc (Ed) Honours in Mathematics in 1987. He had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State.
He is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom (RSS), Fellow, The Institute of Classical Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICEN), Member, Nigeria Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), to mention but a few.
Sogunro started his working career with the Lagos State Polytechnic on the 8th January, 1990 as a lecturer III on Grade Level 09 step 01 and the appointment was confirmed on 8th January, 1992. He rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Lecturer in 2010. He has held various academic and administrative positions in the polytechnic. He became the first Deputy Rector (Administration) of the Polytechnic on Friday 26th April, 2013.
Sogunro through dint of hardwork became the 10th Rector of the Polytechnic on 1st of June, 2015. He is also a member of the 11th Governing Council.