UP pres­i­dent Con­cep­cion in­vesti­ture set Sept. 20

Manila Bulletin - - National News - By MERLINA HERNANDO-MALIPOT

The in­vesti­ture of Danilo Con­cep­cion as the 21st pres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of the Philip­pines (UP) will be held at 5 p.m. on Septem­ber 20 (Wed­nes­day) at the Univer­sity The­ater, UP Dil­i­man in Que­zon City.

Con­cep­cion, a lawyer, was elected as UP pres­i­dent last Novem­ber and as­sumed of­fice in Fe­bru­ary 2017, re­plac­ing Dr. Al­fredo Pas­cual. He was elected to the po­si­tion by the 11-mem­ber Board of Re­gents – UP’s high­est gov­ern­ing body.

Born in 1958, Con­cep­ción earned his Mas­ter of Laws de­gree from the Univer­sity of Lon­don in 1986 as a Chevening Scholar. He grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor of Laws de­gree, cum laude, from UP Dil­i­man in 1983. In 1979, he re­ceived his Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Agri­cul­tural En­gi­neer­ing de­gree, summa cum laude, from De La Salle Araneta Univer­sity.

Con­cep­cion was the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the UP Boni­fa­cio Global City cam­pus prior to as­sum­ing the pres­i­dency early this year. He also served as Vice Pres­i­dent for Le­gal Af­fairs in the pre­vi­ous UP ad­min­is­tra­tion.

From 2000 to 2002, Con­cep­cion was pres­i­dent of De La Salle Araneta Univer­sity. Since 2011, he has been serv­ing as the Dean of the UP Col­lege of Law.

In a me­moran­dum is­sued by Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Theodore Her­bosa dated Septem­ber 13, the UP Board of Re­gents an­nounced Con­cep­cion’s in­vesti­ture.

UP said that its “pres­i­dents have tra­di­tion­ally held their in­vesti­ture sev­eral months af­ter tak­ing of­fice.” It noted that Com­mis­sion on Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (CHED) Chair­per­son Pa­tri­cia Licua­nan – who also heads the UP Board of Re­gents – will pre­side over the in­vesti­ture rites.

“As part of the cer­e­mony, she will hand over the sym­bols of the pres­i­dency such as the mace and medal­lion to Atty. Con­cep­cion,” UP said. In his speech, Con­cep­ción is “ex­pected to ex­pound on his vi­sion for the Univer­sity, ex­plain­ing the strate­gic plan that will guide the du­ra­tion of his six-year ad­min­is­tra­tion.”

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