THE University of the Philippines welcomed on Friday its 21st president, UP Diliman College of Law dean Danilo Concepcion, in a ceremonial turnover of the university leadership in Diliman, Quezon City.
The new UP president’s platform is the redefinition of UP’s culture, enhancing the time-honored traditions of honor and excellence to include compassion, a virtue he considers as “UP’s moral core as the national university.”
The 21st UP president has reappointed three officials from the previous administration to continue serving as part of his executive team —Vice President for Planning and Finance Joselito Florendo, Cesar Virata school of Business-Department of Accounting and Finance, Vice President for Development Elvira Zamora, also from the same school, but from the Department of Business Administration, and Vice President for Legal Affairs Hector Danny Uy from the UP Diliman College of Law.
The executive vice president post will be occupied by Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, former undersecretary of the Department of Health, 3rd vice president of the UP Alumni Association, and professor at the UP Manila College of Medicine. Vice President for Academic Affairs is Dr. Cynthia Rose Bautista, former commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education and professor at the UP Diliman College of Social Sciences and Philosophy-Department of Sociology.
Dr. Nestor Yunque, professor at the UP Visayas College of Arts and Sciences-Division of Biological Sciences and former UP Visayas vice chancellor for Administration, has been appointed by Concepcion as the vice president for administration.
Vice President for Public Affairs is Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., a professor at the UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters-Department of English and Comparative Literature.