Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista took her oath of office as UP Vice President for Academic Affairs earlier today, 16 March 2017.
The oath was administered to the former commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education by UP President Danilo Concepcion.
Bautista is a professor of sociology and a former dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of UP Diliman.
She led the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies for eight years, from 1992 to 2000, making her the longest-serving executive director of the university’s research arm.
She was part of the advisory or governing boards of organizations such as the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, Philippine Social Science Council and the National University of Singapore Asian Research Institute.
Bautista obtained her BA degree in Sociology from UP Diliman (magna cum laude) and later earned her MS and PhD degrees in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
An accomplished social scientist, she has been recognized with the National Academy of Science and Technology’s Outstanding Young Scientist and Outstanding Publication Awards, the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service Award and the National Research Council of the Philippines’ Achievement Award for the Social Sciences.