University of the Philippines Los Baños
Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:21

Chancellor Sanchez presents UPLB’s three-year accomplishments


Thirty-four months after assuming his position as the ninth chief executive of UPLB, Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. presented the accomplishments of his administration at a program on Aug. 30 at the DL Umali Hall.

The program is part of the process for the search of the new UPLB chancellor, with the first term of Chancellor Sanchez to end on Oct. 31.

“What I am about to present to you is truly a product of a collective effort: from UPLB’s vice chancellors, deans, directors, department heads, faculty members, REPS, and administrative staff. To everyone, thank you very much. Your brilliance, talent, and dedication to the University inspire me every day to make UPLB the best university that it can be,” he started.

Chancellor Sanchez presented to the audience the programs, projects, and initiatives that he spearheaded to achieve the vision that he articulated at the beginning of his chancellorship: for UPLB to become a globally competitive graduate and research university contributing to national development.

His report addressed the three goals of his administration: to sustain academic excellence and leadership; to promote the use of knowledge and technologies towards attaining inclusive growth; and to create an enabling environment for creativity and innovation.

As he enumerated his administration’s achievements, Chancellor Sanchez recognized the contributions of UPLB’s previous leaders. “Much of what the University is now is the product of the many chancellors that came before me. As a steward of UPLB, it is my utmost honor to continue what my predecessors have started.”

During the program, the members of the Search Committee for the Chancellor of UPLB were introduced: Dr. Salcedo Eduardo, professor emeritus at the College of Veterinary Medicine, as chair; Atty. Roberto Lara, secretary of the University and the Board of Regents, representing UP President Danilo L. Concepcion; Dr. Marites Yee of the College of Human Ecology, representing the senior faculty; and Asst. Prof. Roniel Manalo of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, representing the junior faculty.

Other members include Eileen Lorena Mamino of the College of Public Affairs and Development, representing the REPS; Antonio Salcedo of the Continuing Education Center, representing the administrative staff; and Ronald Gem Celestial of the College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, representing the students.

A series of activities in relation to the Search shall be conducted until Oct. 26, when the Board of Regents elects the UPLB chancellor who shall serve for three years starting Nov. 1, 2017. (Mark Jayson E. Gloria)