Pan-Atlantic University announced on Monday the death of the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Mike Okolo.

In a statement seen by The punchthe institution hailed Okolo for his contribution to the school during his 18 years of service.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Rosemary Okolo, who was a former registrar at the facility, and their four children.

The statement read in part: “Dr. Okolo joined Pan-Atlantic University in 2004 as the University’s General Affairs Manager. In 2006 he moved on to become a pioneer member of the new Center for Media and Communication and played a key role in establishing the Centre.

“The CMC has evolved into the School of Media and Communication, gaining a reputation for providing quality academic and professional training programs, thanks to the tremendous contribution of Dr. Okolo.

“He was a lecturer at the School in the field of organizational/corporate communication.

“He also served the School in various administrative positions. He was at various times head of the vocational training department and director of the academic unit and was also a member of the school’s board of trustees.

“In addition to his teaching sessions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Dr. Okolo has participated in numerous trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences inside and outside the country.”

PAU also said, “Eternal rest, grant him, Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.”

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