Office of the Dean of Students

We know that students come to our campus from many different places, with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and different orientations. We also realize that the needs of our students are multifaceted. Every effort is made to deliver the best and most inclusive resources possible for the intellectual and personal development of our students’.

Our mandate includes:
• Provision of academic and personal support to students.
• Ensuring seamless student residential cultural and intellectual experience.
• Evolving and executing support programs.
• Focus on student safety.
• Promoting the voices of students.
• Helping students through difficult circumstances or moments of crisis.
• Smoothing communication with administrative staff and members of faculty.

The Office of the Dean of Students sturdily encourages all students to be enthusiastically involved in University life by looking for out opportunities to be involved both in and out of the classroom. Our Dean of Student Affairs is available to answer questions, engage in advocacy for the students, or to humbly point students and their families in the right direction.

Afatakpa Fortune obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the International Dialogue Centre, Vienna. He is also a Fellow Think China, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr Afatakpa is the initiator of the Good Boys Project and Convener of the 21st Century Youth Leadership Summit where the capacities of young people between the ages of 10-17 are built-in leadership development. This is predicated on his long-standing philosophy that it’s better to prepare a child than to repair an adult.

Some of his publications in international journals include “Religion and Contemporary Security: Exploring the Structural Preventive Approaches of Igbe Orhe” (2018); “Babalola, Joseph Ayodele (1904 – 1959)” in The World’s Greatest Religious Leaders: How Religious Figures Helped Shape World History [2 volumes] (2018); Book Review of “City of 201 Gods: Ile -Ife in Time, Space and the imagination; Civilian Joint Task Force and Nigeria’s Counter-Terrorism Operation: A Critique of the Community Based Approach to Insecurity; “The Concept of Iwa and Ebi as a Theoretical Model for Religious Tolerance and Coexistence”. He is the author of the book title “Strategies for Producing High Performing Children”.

He is a member of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (Nigeria), KAICIID Fellows Network (Vienna), Sociology of Religion Association (UK) and IFRA Research Fellow (University of Ibadan). Dr Afatakpa has presented papers in international conferences held at Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Copenhagen, Temple University, Philadelphia, CODESRIA Multi-Disciplinary Conference, and the University of Ibadan among others.

He is married to Abiola Funmilayo and blessed with children.