University of the Philippines Board of Regents
The University of the Philippines Board of Regents (or Lupon ng mga Rehente ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas in Filipino and commonly abbreviated as B.O.R.) is the highest decision-making body of the University of the Philippines. Constituted by the University Charter, the board is composed of 12 members and is vested with general powers of administration and the exercise of tile powers of the corporation.
The Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) serves as the Board's acting Chairperson while the President of the University of the Philippines is the Vice Chairperson. The Chairpersons of the Committees of Higher Education of the Senate and the House of Representatives are members of the Board of Regents which are concurrent with their functions as committee chairpersons.
Students from the University of the Philippines, represented by the General Assembly of Student Councils, nominate a Student Regent. While the Faculty Regent is likewise nominated by the faculty members of the whole University. Alumni are represented by the President of the U.P. Alumni Association and by a Faculty Regent. The remaining members of the Board of Regents are nominated into the position by the President of the Philippines.
On January 12, 2008, the University of the Philippines College of Law celebrated its 98th Anniversary under Dean Salvador T. Carlota. It was established by the UP Board of Regents on January 12, 1910. Its alumni became presidents of the Philippines, chief justices of the Supreme Court, members of the judiciary and Congress, presidents of universities and corporations, leaders of prestigious international organizations, and top legal practitioners. <ref>www.mb.com.ph, 98th Anniversary of the University of the Philippines College of Law</ref>
Members of the Board of Regents
As of January 2008, the following are the members of the U.P. Board of Regents:
|Chairperson||Romulo L. Neri||Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education|
|Vice Chairperson||Emerlinda R. Roman||President of the University of the Philippines|
|Member||Alan Peter S. Cayetano||Chairperson, Senate Committee on Higher Education|
|Member||Cynthia A. Villar||Chairperson, House Committee on Higher Education|
|Member||Ponciano E. Rivera, Jr.||Acting President, UP Alumni Association; Alumni Regent|
|Member||Felix Librero||Faculty Regent|
|Member||Shahana Abdulwahid||Student Regent|
|Member||Abraham F. Sarmiento||Nominated by the President of the Philippines|
|Member||Francis C. Chua||Nominated by the President of the Philippines|
|Member||Manuel V. Pangilinan||Nominated by the President of the Philippines|
|Member||Romulo G. Davide||Nominated by the President of the Philippines|
|Member||Gari M. Tiongco||Nominated by the President of the Philippines|
The Secretary of the University and the Board of Regents is Dr. Lourdes E. Abadingo, professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at U.P. Manila.