MARIA CYNTHIA ROSE B. BAUTISTA
Vice President
Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines

She is a Professor of Sociology, a former Dean of UP Diliman’s College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Executive Director of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, and Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education.

Bautista served on the advisory or governing boards of institutions such as the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, Philippine Social Science Council, Human Development Network, Asian Scholarship Foundation and the NUS Asian Research Institute. She chaired the UNESCO National Commission’s Social Science and Humanities Committee and the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework Task Force, and sat in the Executive Committee of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network.

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. Her awards include the National Academy of Science and Technology’s Outstanding Young Scientist and Outstanding Publication Awards, the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service and the National Research Council of the Philippines’ Achievement Award for the Social Sciences.

As a head of Academic Affairs (OVPAA), she 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.