UNIVERSITY of the Philippines College of Law dean Danilo Concepcion was elected 21st president of the UP to succeed Dr. Alfredo E. Pascual, who will retire February 10 next year.
The UP Board of Regents elected Concepcion from a list of six nominees—J. Prospero de Vera III, Gisela Concepcion, Rowena Cristina Guevara, Benito Pacheco and Caesar Saloma.
Four of the 10 original nominees—Michael Tan, Consolacion Alaras, Orlando Mercado and Roger Posadas—were disqualified from the selection process due to age limits.
Concepcion finished Agricultural Engineering, summa cum laude, at the De la Salle Araneta University in 1979 and topping the board exam.
He graduated from the UP College of Law, cum laude, in 1983, passing the bar examinations as a topnotcher. He later earned his Master of Laws from the University of London in 1986 as a scholar of the British government.