The University of Asia and the Pacific is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers some of the most outstanding academic programs in Asia. All programs of study at UA&P are grounded in liberal education, which prepares students for their specific specialization by giving them a well-rounded education that cultivates genuine intellectual discipline—a prerequisite to acquiring any specialized knowledge.

An intrinsic part of education in UA&P is mentoring, through which the University’s interdisciplinary offering of knowledge, skills, and values is reinforced through regular, confidential conversations between the student and his or her mentor.

The formation of UA&P students is facilitated by an environment conducive to learning, qualified and dedicated teachers, a superior faculty-to-student ratio, and well-maintained facilities.

Liberal Education

The liberal education program is the bedrock of university studies in UA&P. The University focuses on developing the whole person, as well as combines breadth of learning and professional specialization, in its educational programs. Our students go through a strong liberal education program in their first years in the University. Thereafter, they begin to take subjects in their chosen field of specialization. If they choose a five-year program and meet all its academic requirements, they may graduate with a master’s degree in five years.

As they take up these various areas of knowledge, the students are trained to look at ideas with a critical eye, an analytical mind, and ethical judgment, and to understand issues from differing points of view. And as the subjects are taught using a multidisciplinary approach, the students learn to make connections across disciplines and see the big picture while understanding the complexity of each part. The liberal arts program also trains students to communicate ideas clearly, precisely and persuasively in speech and in writing.

Our Identity

The University blazes new trails in a tradition of excellence, service, and whole-person education. Faithful to our Credo, we aspire to form “individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good, and capable of making free, morally upright choices, and who can thus act as positive agents of change and service to society.”

While we are constantly looking toward the future, we never lose sight of who we are. Our directive is, and will always be, that of unity. With the UA&P motto, UNITAS, we remind ourselves of our desire to achieve unity in many aspects: unity within the university community, unity between faith and reason, and unity between religion and life. It reflects the commitment of everyone in UA&P toward the pursuit of wisdom, which necessarily entails a unity of life.


Unique to our University, our mentoring program—augmented by our deep appreciation for the liberal arts—nourishes the development of each of our students and brings the integration of knowledge, skills, and values down to the personal level. By treating students as individuals through focused, one-on-one sessions with qualified mentors, we put into practice our belief that higher education should be a singular, meaningful experience that develops the person in every aspect.

UA&P and Opus Dei

The spiritual formation in UA&P is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei ensures the doctrinal and moral soundness of the other aspects of formation imparted in the University. Founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá in 1928, Opus Dei strives to spread the universal call to holiness and apostolate. The faithful of the prelature come from different parts of the world. St. Josemaria’s spiritual legacy underpins the University’s educational principles, which guide all policy and procedural decisions and actions.



University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc.

UA&P is a project of the University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc. (UA&PFI), in line with its broad research, training, and educational purposes.

UA&PFI is a non‐stock, non‐profit corporation whose primary purpose is that of establishing and operating colleges, schools, centers, etc., where activities may be undertaken in a manner that will significantly serve the integral formation of the human person according to the Christian spirit and ideals. These activities must aim to uplift the moral, cultural, and material level of the country and region in which the University operates.

UA&P endeavors to give its students a complete education, which includes the pursuit of Christian ideals and formation in Catholic doctrine and morals. To this end, the UA&PFI desires that all the activities of the University (teaching, research and publication, and extension) be imbued with the spirit and Christian ideals of Opus Dei as taught and lived by its Founder, Saint Josemaría Escrivá. In order to achieve this objective, the UA&PFI signed an agreement with the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei which created permanent consultation mechanisms and established specific channels through which the spirit of Opus Dei can be transmitted to the academic community. Thus, the Office of the Vice Grand Chancellor (OVGC) was instituted to serve as a consultant for the objective mentioned above.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees runs the University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc., which operates the University.

The UA&PFI Board of Trustees governs the University by guiding and directing the Management Committee (ManCom) to align its strategic plans, decisions, and policies to the University’s educational philosophy.

The Board meets in plenary every quarter while its Executive Committee holds meetings in the intervening months. Its mandate is to manage the affairs, business, and property of the Foundation. The Executive Committee (ExCom), made up of the Chair, President, Vice Chair, Treasurer and two other Trustees, decides on matters raised during the regular quarterly meetings on behalf of the plenary Board as well as consultations from the ManCom which need urgent resolutions. The ExCom also studies ManCom proposals before a formal recommendation is elevated to the plenary Board.

Members of the Board of Trustees
Amb. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. (Chairman)
Mr. Omar T. Cruz (Vice Chairman)
Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog (President)
Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas (Vice President)
Ms. Shirley M. Sangalang (Treasurer)
Mr. Manuel F. Ayala
Ms. Judy Rosario G. Cam
Mr. John Eric T. Francia
Mr. Paul Joseph M. Garcia
Dr. Roberto Miguel S. Roque
Ms. Ma. Esther O. Santos
Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian
Mr. Miguel Alissandro V. Tan
Mrs. Grace Q. Tomelden
Dr. Antonio N. Torralba

Members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees
Amb. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. (Chairman)
Mr. Omar T. Cruz (Vice Chairman)
Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog (President)
Ms. Shirley M. Sangalang (Treasurer)
Ms. Judy Rosario G. Cam
Mrs. Grace Q. Tomelden
Roberto Miguel S. Roque
Mr. Anthony C. David (Corporate Secretary)

Management Committee

The UA&P Management Committee (ManCom) is the University’s governing body.

It was formed to steer the University in the path set out for it. It makes sure that all plans, activities, and projects undertaken advance the mission, goals, and values of the University.

The ManCom is a collegial decision-making body made up of the President, Vice Presidents, and the University Secretary, and it meets in plenary session once every two weeks. It governs the University with the help of the different Operations Committees of each College, School, or hallmark center and the Managing Directors or unit heads of the different supporting units. The prerogatives of the ManCom extend to the implementation of the strategic directions for the University set by the Board of Trustees and to the decision-making necessary in running the educational institution, which is not reserved to the Board or to the Executive Committee.


Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog

Mr. Guillermo Ma. B. Pablo III
Vice President for Administrative Affairs

Dr. Amado Salvador P. Saquido
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Marya Svetlana T. Camacho
Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Dr. Roberto Miguel S. Roque
Vice President for Business Development and Alumni Affairs

Mr. Anthony C. David
University Secretary

College of Arts and Sciences

Dean & Chair
Dr. Maria Asuncion L. Magsino

Vice Dean, Research
Dr. Grace Liza Y. Concepcion

Vice Dean, Academic Affairs; Student Affairs
Dr. Philip Samuel Z. Peckson

Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs
Dr. Ma. Concepcion R. Lagos

College / OpCom Secretary
Ms. Agnes S. Enriquez

Program Director, AB Humanities; MA Humanities
Dr. Sophia Martha B. Marco

Program Director, 6-Year Integrated Program
Ms. Margeaux Marie R. Valdez

Department Chair, Arts
Dr. Laya B. Gonzales

Department Chair, Asia Pacific Studies
Dr. Elizabeth T. Urgel

Department Chair English
Mr. Victor A. Primo

Department Chair, Filipino
Dr. Moreal N. Camba

Department Chair, History
Dr. Arnel E. Joven

Department Chair, Literature
Mrs. Meryl Kei C. Hernandez

Department Chair, Philosophy
Mr. Guillermo Dionisio

Department Chair, Physical Education
Mr. Chistian S. Dominguez

Department Chair, Religion
Fr. Peter Edward M. Cabreros

School of Media and Marketing

Dean & Chair
Dr Jerome G. Kliatchko

Vice Dean
Dr. Francine C. Racho

Operations Committee Secretary
Dr. Veronica L. Isla

Program Director, AB Integrated Marketing; MA Communication major Integrated Marketing 
Dr. Francine C. Racho

Program Director, AB Media and Entertainment Management
Dr. Veronica L. Isla

School of Economics

Dean & Chair
Dr. Peter L. U

Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs
Ms. Viory Y. Janeo

Operations Committee Secretary
Mr. Paul Argamosa

Program Director, AB Economics; MS Industrial Economics
Program Director, M Applied Business Economics
Dr. Roberto E. de Vera

Program Director, M Business Economics
Deputy Program Director
Dr Victor A. Abola
Mr. Danilo Mojica (Deputy PD)

Program Director, PhD in Business Economics
Dr. Jovi Dacanay

School of Education and Human Development

Dean & Chair
Dr. Angelito Z. Antonio

Vice Dean
Dr. Ernesto D. Grio

Executive Assistant to the SED OpCom
Mrs. Rosan Agbayani

Program Director, MAE Educational Leadership, MAE Adolescent Development and Education
Dr. Ernesto D. Grio

Program Director, BS in Early Childhood Education; MAE Early Childhood Education; and MAE Values Education
Dr Angelito Z. Antonio

Program Director, BS Human Capital Development; MS Human Capital and Organization Development
Dr. Jesusa Reyes

Center Director, Child Development and Education Center
Dr. Lexie C. Estacio

School of Law and Governance

Dr. Nicomedes Alviar

Vice Dean
Atty. Jeremy Benigno Gatdula

Operations Committee Secretary
Mr. Garry Perez

Program Director, AB Political Economy; MA Political Economy with specialization in International Relations and Development
Dr. Nicomedes Alviar
Ms. Natividad Gruet (Assistant PD)

Program Director, Juris Doctor
Atty. Maria Concepcion S. Noche

Program Director, Lex Honor
Atty. Joaquin E. San Diego

School of Management

Dr. Anna Maria E. Mendoza

Vice Dean
Dr. Eligio Ma. P. Santos

Operations Committee Secretary
Ms. Jodie Claire A. Ngo

Program Director, BS Accountancy
Dr. Anna Maria E. Mendoza
Mr. Justin Nery (Deputy PD)

Program Director, Masters in Management
Mrs. Lota Kristine S.J. Nable

Program Director, BS Business Administration
Ms. Jodie Claire A. Ngo

Program Director, Masters in Applied Business Analytics
Dr. Ruel V. Maningas

Program Director, BS Entrepreneurial
Dr. Eligio Ma. P. Santos

Program Director, Southeast Asia Business Studies
Ms. Elenita C. Soriano

School of Sciences and Engineering

Dr Florencio O. Gaa

Vice Dean
Dr. Enrique M. Ligot

Operations Committee Secretary
Dr. Noemi B. Torre

Department Chair, Engineering
Dr Edwin L. Olmos

Department Chair, Information Science and Technology
Mr. Cyrus Paolo M. Buenafe

Department Chair, Mathematics
Mrs. Kimberly May M. Vallesteros

Department Chair, Natural Sciences
Dr. Edwin L. Olmos

Center for Student Affairs

Executive Director
Dr. Cecilia M. Resurreccion

Vice Director
Dr. James L. Lactao

Operations Committee Secretary
Mrs. Paz Maria D. Santos

Head, Office of Student Services
Mrs. Arianne A. Vito Cruz

Head, Office of Guidance and Counseling
Mr. James L. Lactao (OIC)

Head, Office of Student Development
Mr. Joseph Noel R. Parcon

Head, Office of Sports Development
Ms. Jemima Katrina C. Fajardo

Head, Office of Career and Placement Services
Ms. Aiza Q. Figuro

Head, Office of Student Mentoring
Ms. Karla Ava Marie P. Lozano

Research and Extension Cluster

Mr. Colin L. Hubo

Vice Chair, Extension – Consultancy and Contract Research
Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes

Vice Chair, Extension – Agribusiness
Dr. Rolando T. Dy

Operations Committee Secretary
Mr. Perry Fernand O. Reyes

Executive Director, Center for Research and Communication
Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes

Executive Director, Center for Social Responsibility
Mr. Colin L. Hubo

Executive Director, Center for Food and Agri Business
Dr. Rolando T. Dy

Administrative Units

Admissions Office

Managing Director
Mr. Rey Vincenzo Cruz

Assets and Facilities Management Group

Managing Director
Engr. Paulino C. Lazarte

Campus Maintenance and Planning Manager
Arch. Raymund A. Go

Academic Quality Assurance Office

Managing Director
Ms. Ma. Humildad F. Claro

Center for Teaching and Learning

Managing Director
Mr. Jason De Villa

Associate Director for Institutional Research
Dr. Celerino C. Tiongco



Head Chaplain
Fr. Emmanuel A. Garrido

Assistant Head Chaplain
Fr. Edgar F. Soria

Fr. Peter Cabreros

Fr. Alfred Cruz
Fr. Cecilio Magsino
Fr. Roque Reyes

Corporate Communications Office

Managing Director
Mrs. Trinidad C. Alcazaren

Corporate Planning and Review unit

Managing Director
Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes

Data Privacy Office

Data Protection Officer
Dr. Enrique M. Ligot


Fund Development Office

Managing Director
Dr. Imelda P. Estillore

Special Projects Office

Mr. Danilo J. Mojica II

Financial Management and Reporting Group

Managing Director
Mrs Lydia L. Yuson

Human Resource Management Office

Managing Director
Mrs. Ma. Theresa P. Benitez

Information and Communication Technologies Office

Managing Director (Acting)
Mr. Renato Derpo

Office of Alumni Affairs

Ms. Carla P. Estanislao

Office of the University Registrar

University Registrar
Dr. Fe Gladys Golo

Public and International Affairs Office

Managing Director
Mrs. Trinidad C. Alcazaren

University Library

University Librarian
Mrs. Hazel Anne T. Pestio

Welcome to UA&P.

With 50 years of experience in the academe, UA&P is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers some of the most outstanding academic programs in Asia. We provide our students with a powerful combination of liberal education and professional specialization.

As an employer, we are committed to providing our faculty and administrative staff with an environment that supports their total and continuous development. We provide specific venues for our employees to develop their full potential as persons capable of achieving their personal and professional goals which are congruent with the mission and vision of the University.

We are urgently looking for people who can contribute to the growth of the University in the following capacities/positions:

  • Accounting Assistant (Financial Management and Reporting – Project-based)
  • Agribusiness Specialist (Center for Food and Agribusiness)
  • Creative Communications Officer (Corporate Communications Office)
  • Guidance Counselor (Center for Student Affairs)
  • Junior Programmer (Information and Communication Technology)
  • Librarians (licensed)
    – Acquisition
    – Law Librarian
    – Reference and Information Services Librarian
    – Librarian – Archives Organization and Management
    – User Services Librarian
  • Project Coordinator (School of Sciences and Engineering)
  • Psychometrician (Center for Student Affairs)
  • Section Head (Center for Teaching and Learning under Teaching Research and Development)
  • Senior Operations Officer (Center for Research and Communication)
  • Student Affairs Officer – Kultura (Center for Student Affairs)
  • Student Affairs Assistant (Center for Student Affairs – Project-based)
  • SwAN Officer (Center for Student Affairs – Part-time)
  • University Company Driver (Assets and Facilities Management)
  • Faculty – Center for Social Responsibility
  • Faculty – College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Physical Education
  • Faculty – School of Management 
  • Faculty – School of Sciences and Engineering

    Interested applicants may send their curriculum vitae and accomplished Applicant Information Form/Faculty Applicant Information Form to [email protected].


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