Uniport Foundation was established in 2003
The University of Port Harcourt Foundation is a sub-unit within the University. It was established first as a University Advancement Centre (UAC) in 2003 to cater for the financial needs of the University through fundraising. In 2013 the Centre was rechristened University of Port Harcourt Foundation (UPHF) with a mandate to work in conjunction with the Advancement Centre to invest and manage funds. University of Port Harcourt Foundation is situated on the Delta Park Campus of the University of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta area of the South-Southern part of Nigeria
Over the years, the Centre recorded remarkable results, notable among them was the launch of the maiden 5 years Capital Campaign titled “Actualising the Future” (2006-2010). The Centre also launched the Annual Giving Programme which enabled the alumni and other interested stakeholders to give a certain amount annually in perpetuity.
Professor Chukwudi O. Onyeaso was appointed the 3rd Executive Director of the University of Port Harcourt Foundation (UPHF) in September, 2020. He is a Professor of Orthodontics and Consultant Orthodontist. Professor Onyeaso also has interest in Sports Dentistry (promoting the use of mouthguards in sports especially among children and young adults). He is happily married with children. He has served the University in various capacities. Before his appointment as the Executive Director, he was a two-term Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Port Harcourt and Honorary Director of Clinical Dental Services at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). As the Executive Director of the University Port Harcourt Foundation, he is poised to build on the existing works of his predecessors and to move the Foundation to greater heights.
Professor Chukwudi O. Onyeaso, the current Executive Director of the Foundation, has the dream of not just building on the existing achievements of the past Directors, but to introduce new ideas that will help further in actualizing the Mission of the University which is the pursuit of academic excellence, the advancement of knowledge and community service.
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Our Core values are based on the vision, philosophy and mission of the University of Port Harcourt as shown in the figure below: