With heavy hearts but with total submission to the will of God, we announce the passing away of Dr Michael Okolo, the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University. He was born on March 8, 1961, and passed away on June 5, 2022.
Dr Okolo joined Pan-Atlantic University in 2004 as the Corporate Affairs Manager of the University. In 2006, he moved to become a pioneer member of the newly formed Centre for Media and Communication (CMC) and played a key role in the Centre’s establishment. The CMC evolved into the School of Media and Communication, attaining a reputation for running quality academic as well as professional education programmes, with the tremendous input of Dr Okolo.
He was a senior lecturer at the School in the area of Organizational/Corporate Communication. He has also served the School in different administrative capacities. He was at different times the head of the Professional Education Department and the director of the Academic Unit and also served as a member of the School’s Management Board. In addition to his teaching sessions at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Dr Okolo has been involved in many trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences within and outside the country.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Rosemary Okolo, the former Registrar of the University and currently a member of faculty in the School of Management and Social Sciences, and four children.
Kindly keep Mrs Rosemary Okolo, his children and his loved ones in your prayers.
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Professor Enase Okonedo
Vice-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University