UP president Concepcion investiture set Sept. 20
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.”