University of the Philippines Presidents

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The University of the Philippines Presidents refers to a group of individuals who became president of the University of the Philippines (UP) System. The president of UP is elected by the 12-member UP Board of Regents (BOR) – the highest decision-making body of UP – to a single term of six years. From 1911 to 2005, 19 individuals - 17 Filipinos and two Americans - have served as UP President.

The 19th UP president elected by the BOR is Emerlinda R. Roman, a doctor of business administration. Roman is the first Filipina to become president of the premier state university of the Philippines. She was elected in 2005 and will serve until 2011.

List of UP Presidents



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