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The University Advancement Office

From the Director’s Desk

Within the short time of its existence, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), has creditably delivered on its mandate and has been most active in building leaders for today as well as tomorrow, in several spheres of human existence. Our Proprietor, the Ondo State Government, has done impressively well in providing seed funding for several projects as well as for the smooth operations of the University and the University has benefited immensely from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

In the last few years however, AAUA, like other establishments has faced a lot of challenges resulting from dwindling subventions occasioned by the limited funds available to the Proprietor. The onus therefore lies on the University to explore alternative avenues to support the gracious efforts of the Ondo State Government in promoting and sustaining its Education and Community Development agenda.

The University Advancement Office (UAO) under the direct supervision of the Vice Chancellor was established to develop, promote and sustain the good name of the University and also to attract goodwill to the University by exploring every available avenue for garnering resources to meet up with its tripod of challenges viz.: Teaching, Research and Community Development.

The thrust of the initiative of the University Advancement Office is therefore to raise funds for developmental projects, separate from proprietorial subvention or student fees and charges for the advancement of the institution’s goals and objectives.

The University Advancement Office therefore intends to source for funds from Corporate Bodies, Philanthropists, Public Spirited Individuals and Alumni by way of Pledges, Endowments, Major Gifts, Planned Gifts, Bequests, Stocks, Shares and Sundry Investments to make the Institution financially strong and promote its Sustainable Development.

We are mindful of the realities of the current economic climate but we are nonetheless persuaded that the milk of human kindness in our land has the capacity to overwhelm any temporary economic challenges that we all face daily, and will therefore not in any way stymie individual and collective aspirations to bequeath a legacy for future generations.

It is with this mindset that we invite all and sundry to join us to build a lasting partnership that will ensure AAUA delivers its mandate to posterity.

Our desire is that you will join us in this journey to advance the cause of humanity.

Thank you.

Prof Victor O. Olumekun, AMNIM, PIEMA,MHORTSON

Director, The University Advancement Office

Structure of Office
Role and Functions
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Our Structure

It is with pride that we introduce to you these highly respected and leading corporate organizations who have in one way or another contributed to the development of the leaders of tomorrow through their partnership with Adekunle Ajasin University towards educational advancement.

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)

Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF)

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)

Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC)

Shell Nigeria Exploration Company (SNEPCO)

Intercontinental Bank (now Access Bank)

Skye Bank

United Bank of Africa (UBA)

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)

Kingdom Software Inc. USA

National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA)

Oxford University, United Kingdom

Exxon Mobil

Etisalat Nigeria

Glo Nigeria

Schlumberger Oil

Ondo State Association in Atlanta (OSAA), USA

We invite you to join hands with the University Advancement Office so that we may together build this institution into a 21st Century University, Properly Called! Your contribution means a lot to the University and the students that are offered quality education in our institution.

Please visit the contact page of the University Advancement Office for information on how to reach us and how you can contribute towards the development of Adekunle Ajasin University.

Our Roles

The University Advancement Office (UAO), Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, is a development centre under the supervision of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration); Prof. Francis Oyebade who currently doubles as the Office Director. The office has the mandate to develop, promote and sustain the good image of the University both locally and internationally as well as to also attract goodwill to it. The University Advancement Office is saddled with the responsibility of generating additional sources of revenue, separate from proprietary subventions and students’ tuition, for the purpose of funding developmental projects and the general advancement of the University.

The Office is committed to sourcing funds through philanthropic support of individuals and corporate organizations as well as alumni donations, students’ support, endowments, gifts, bequests, and investments from within and outside the country. UAO also focuses on widening the access of the University to academic collaborations, linkages with industries, local and international institutions as well as other beneficial partnerships. As all efforts are driven towards building a 21st Century University; Properly Called, the University Advancement Office aims at strategically building robust collaborations and raising funds for institutional advancement.

Core Values

The University Advancement Office of Adekunle Ajasin University operates under six (6) core values which are:

Integrity: We hold steadfastly to our high moral principles. Our activities are well aligned with the university culture and comply with professional standards.

Accountability: We are accountable for all our actions aimed at promoting and sustaining the good image of the University across and beyond the shores of the country.

Creativity: The office, through its members of staff, adopts a high level of creativity in carrying out its activities such that targets are met and outstanding results are recorded.

Diligence: Our high level of commitment to the mandate that we bear and our persistent efforts towards achieving set goals stands us out as an office with high prospects.

Dynamism: We are dynamic, full of energy, enthusiastic, and with a sense of purpose, we set out to achieve realistic goals for the greater good of the institution.

Reciprocity: With mutual respect for everyone that we come in contact with, we are committed to building strong and healthy relationship between the university and its students, staff, alumni, philanthropists as well as corporate organizations.

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The thrust of the initiative establishing the University Advancement Office is aimed at exposing the University to external funding and support both within and outside the country spans across eight (8) major areas through which the office coordinates her activities. These areas are: Fundraising Relationship building Institutional marketing Communication/Networking Alumni relationship International affairs Partnership with industries Endowment administration