Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs

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BautistaThe Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs is headed by Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose B. Bautista. She is a former Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). A Professor of Sociology, she is also a former Dean of the College of Social Sciences And Philosophy (CSSP) of University of the Philippines Diliman.

Bautista finished by BA in Sociology in UP Diliman. She later earned her MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1988, she was chosen by the National Academy of Science and Technology as among the Ten Outstanding Young Scientists of the Philippines. And in 1995, she was also recognized as of the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service.

The OVPPA subscribes by the following:


A great University taking a leadership role in the development of a globally competitive Philippines driven by academic excellence and operational excellence; strong research and creative capability, supported by an expanded graduate program and geared to addressing the country’s problems; excellent faculty and staff working in an environment conducive to outstanding performance and high productivity; the best and brightest students from across the country prepared for successful careers and responsive citizenship; strong support from the alumni and other stakeholders; high visibility and effective public service; modernized physical facilities and technological infrastructure for teaching, research and administration; and financial sustainability achieved by resource generation and administrative efficiency, while preserving its public character.


The Vice President for Academic Affairs, as head of the OVPAA, is directly responsible to the University President for providing substantive inputs to System-wide planning, formulation of policies and standards, monitoring and review, and coordination of curricular, instructional, research, library and extension program of the University of the Philippines.

Guiding Principles

      • Honor, Excellence and Democratic Governance
      • Accessibility and Responsiveness
      • Innovativeness and Creativity
      • One University

For more information on the OVPAA, you may also visit the UP Academic Affairs Office website by clicking here or the picture below.