Emerlinda R. Roman

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Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman

Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman, the19th President of the University of the Philippines, is “the first woman president” and “the centennial president” in a long line of distinguished individuals who have served the UP with unflagging dedication and have guided it throughout the periods of Philippine history.


Field of Expertise

  • Human Behavior in Organizations / General Management

Early Life and Education

Truly homegrown, she obtained her highschool, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree from the UP.

  • Doctor of Business Administration, 1989

University of the Philippines, Diliman

  • Masters of Agribusiness Management, 1977

University of the Philippines, Diliman

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 1972

University of the Philippines, Los Baños

Aside from teaching at her home college, the College of Business Administration, since 1974, she has held various posts in the system, such as Secretary of the University and the Board of Regents from 1988-1991, Vice President for Administration from 1990-1991, and Faculty Regent in 1995. She was UP Diliman Chancellor in 1991-1993 (her first term) and in 1999-2005 (her second and third terms). It was during her terms as UP Diliman Chancellor that the Diliman Interactive Learning Center (DILC), the Center for International Studies (CIS), the Computerized Registration System, the Research Dissemination Grant for faculty, artists and writers, researchers, staff, students and varsity athletes came into being.


  • U.P. "University of the Philippines" (2006-07), UP. (accessed on July 26, 2007)
  • Emerlinda Roman "College of Business Administration" upd. (accessed on July 26, 2007)



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