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Leadership & Governance

Pan-Atlantic University has a strong Christian identity, which is reflected in campus life and in the content of the education we offer. One important characteristic of this identity is the openness of the University to people of all races and religions. Specifically, the establishment of the School 

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Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya

Dean, School of Media and Communication

Ikechukwu Obiaya has a background in English having studied it at both the undergraduate and the masters levels. His Ph.D. thesis is a study of the impact of state intervention, through the NFVCB, on the Nigerian film industry. He has also carried out some studies on the audience of the Nigerian video film as well as on workers in the industry. Obiaya has a varied practical experience of the media having worked at various moments in both a broadcast house and a publishing company.

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 Managment 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

Mrs. Rosemary Okolo
Member

Dr. Enase Okonedo
Member

Mr. Peter Bamkole
Member

Prof. Chantal Epie
Member

Dr. Ike Obiaya
Member

Mr. Chidi P. Awagu
Member

Contact Dean

Ikechukwu Obiaya has a background in English having studied it at both the undergraduate and the masters levels. His Ph.D. thesis is a study of the impact of state intervention, through the NFVCB, on the Nigerian film industry. He has also carried out some studies on the audience of the Nigerian video film as well as on workers in the industry. Obiaya has a varied practical experience of the media having worked at various moments in both a broadcast house and a publishing company.

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