Endowment and Alumni Relations Unit History.

The Endowment and Alumni Relations Unit is an arm of the Registry, in the Central Administration Division. The unit plays a double role of coordinating the Endowment efforts of the university which comes in form of funds, and on the other hand, co-ordinates the Alumni Relations activities which include contacts registration, monitoring and the general welfare of the university graduates. The two sections are however under the superintendence of the Alumni Officer who is directly responsible to the Principal Assistant Registrar, Central Administration Division of the Registry.

The University Governing Council formally established the Endowment Committee in September, 1984 in an effort to complement Government’s subvention which had become inadequate for the provision of infrastructures and general development of the university.

Unit Activities

Since the unit is made up of two sections (the Endowment and the Alumni), its activities will therefore be categorized as:

Activities of the Endowment

  1. To attract, from individuals and organizations, financial and other forms of assistance that may be required for the development of the university;
  2. To formulate guidelines for the acceptance of donations from individuals and organizations;
  3. To consider and approve all proposals for the launching of any endowment fund in the name of the university;
  4. To be responsible for the activities relating to the launching and collection of donation of any Endowment in relation to (c) above;
  5. To ensure that the university operates the endowment fund in strict compliance with the aims and objectives of the fund.

Activities of Alumni Relations

In a deft move to generate a strong awareness and to foster true spirit of love, both the “Alma Matter” and the individual self, the University establish the Alumni unit almost immediately the first set of students were graduated in 1979. Alumni unit has a mandate to:

  1. Compile an up-to-date Alumni Register
  2. Operate a five-year data base for appropriate inputs and computerization
  3. Co-ordinate the activities of UNILORIN at International, National, Zonal and local levels.
  4. Organize Alumni nights, preferably annually, during convocation ceremonies whereby the University would physically interact with its old students.