Office of the Chancellor

The Office of the Chancellor (OC) performs the overall management, supervision, and administration of UPLB. It sets the strategic direction that the University takes in order to accomplish its mandates and responsibilities as defined under the UP Charter of 2008 or Republic Act 9500.

“UPLB is one of the constituent universities of the University of the Philippines system and is a pioneering research university in agriculture and forestry. The university is situated in the lush, green foothills of Mt. Makiling and is the perfect place for learning and recreation. Throughout its century-old existence, UPLB has made significant contributions to the country through research and public service. As a premier institution, UPLB is committed to upholding “Honor and Excellence” in education and national development.”

Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr.


The UPLB Vision-Mission is inspired by the vision articulated by the leadership of the University of the Philippines highlighting the role of UP in shaping the minds that shape the nation. As part of the National University, UPLB hones and learns fom the Iskolar ng Bayan to be socially responsible partners in inclusive national development.

About the Chancellor

Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. is a Professor of Horticulture at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). He is also an arborist, a landscape horticulturist and planner, and the current Chancellor of UPLB.


Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. took office in November 2014 guided by His vision of “a globally competitive research and graduate university contributing to national development.” He was appointed for a second term on November 2017.


Day to day policy issuances and directives of the University govern the actions and initiatives of personnel and students.


Pronouncements of the Chancellor in speeches and messages are anchored on his vision for the University to be a globally competitive graduate and research university contributing to national development.

Units under the Office of the Chancellor (OC)

Office of the Chancellor (OC)

3/F Bienvenido M. Gonzalez Hall (formerly UPLB Main Library Building)
University of the Philippines Los Baños, College
Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 4031