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SMC
Leadership & Governance

The School of Media and Communication (SMC) was established by order of the University Senate and the Governing Council of the Pan-Atlantic University.  

SMC

Dr. Michael Okolo

Dean, School of Media and Communication

Dr Michael Okolo joined Pan-Atlantic University in 2004 as the Corporate Affairs Manager of the university. In 2006, he assisted in the establishment of the CMC (now SMC) that has developed into a school of repute, running academic as well as professional education. He is also a senior lecturer at the school in the area of Organizational/Corporate Communication. In addition to his teaching sessions at the postgraduate level, Dr. Okolo has been involved in many trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences within and outside the country hence his vast knowledge in the field of global contemporary communication. He possesses excellent communication skills and has proven and verifiable competencies in Internal Communication, Issues & Crisis Management and Public Speaking & Presentation Skills. His areas of research and consultancy are in Strategic Internal Communication and Communication Audit.

Pan-Atlantic University Foundation

Pan-Atlantic University is owned by the Pan-Atlantic University Foundation (PAUF), a non-profit foundation registered in Nigeria.

The Trustees of the Foundation hold legal title to all the property of the University. Their main function is to ensure that the University remains faithful to its founding ideals and objectives without interfering in the University’s governance and respecting its character as an academic institution.

In order to carry out this function they are given by the University’s Constitution the power to appoint and remove the Chancellor and the members of the Governing Council, to amend the Constitution, dispose of land and buildings of the University and order a visitation into the affairs of the University whenever they consider it necessary. All other powers in relation to the governance and management of the University are delegated to the Governing Council and through it to the other bodies created by the Constitution.

A very important aspect of PAU’s founding ideal is its Christian identity. To preserve and further this, the PAUF desires that all academic and community service activities of the University be imbued with the spirit and Christian ideals of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (Opus Dei). In order to achieve this objective, the PAUF signed an agreement with the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei which created permanent consultation mechanisms and established specific channels through which the spirit of Opus Dei can be transmitted to the academic community.

 

Pan-Atlantic University Foundation Trustees:

Mr. Charles Osezua    
Chairman

Engr. Maurizio Fattarelli
Member

Prof. Olusola Kushimo    
Member

Prof. Stephen Afolami    
Member

Imelda Wallace    
Member

Mrs. Mary Agbomma Agbu
Member

Prof. Emmanuel Obikili    
Member

Dr. Nkechi Asogwa    
Member

Governing Council

The Governing Council is the supreme body of the University and it appoints the University’s principal officers, deans and professors. Decisions of special importance for the long term future of the University have to be approved by the Governing Council.

Members of the Governing Council:

Mr. Henry Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, OFR     
Pro-Chancellor/Chairman

Dr. Ambrosie B. C. Orjiako
Vice-Chairman

Ms. Oludolapo Afolami     
Member

Mr. Elias Igbinakenzua     
Member

Prof. Olufemi A. Bamiro     
Member

Prof. Juan M. Elegido     
Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Enase Okonedo     
Member

Mr. Chidi Pius Awagu     
Member

Prof. Chantal Epie     
Member

Mrs. Rosemary Okolo     
Registrar/Secretary to Council

Mr. Anthony Oputa     
Member

Prof. Onisola E. Ogunyemi     
Member

Mrs. Mary Agbu     
Member

Mr. Maurizio Fattarelli     
Member

Mr. Kingsley Ekwem     
Member

Mrs. Ibukun Awosika     
Member

Chief Sena Anthony     
Member

University Management Council

The University Management Council assists the Vice-Chancellor in discharging his duties and is responsible to the Governing Council for the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan, the annual objectives and the financial budgets of the University. It also has responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration of the University.

Matters referred to the Governing Council of the University, appointments of members of Management Boards of faculties and schools (except Deans, who are appointed by the Governing Council), and appointments to the Senate of non-ex officio members, have to be approved by the University Management Council.

Members of University Management Council:

Prof. Juan M. Elegido    
Chairman

Prof. Chris Ogbechie     
Member

Dr. Enase Okonedo    
Member

Mr. Peter Bamkole    
Member

Dr. Sola Oni     
Member

Dr. Michael Okolo    
Member

Mr. Chidi P. Awagu    
Member

Dr. Jess Castellote
Member

Dr. Darlington Agholor
Member

Kingsley Ukaoha
Member

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