Roberto Yap

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Rev. Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., PhD
16th President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Assumed office
August 15, 2011
Preceded by Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J.
Personal details
Born (1959-05-16) May 16, 1959 (age 58)
Cebu, Philippines
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Harvard University
University College of London
Profession Economist
Professor
Jesuit Priest

Rev. Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., known as "Father Bobby," is a Filipino economist and Jesuit who currently serves as the university President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. In 2011, he succeeded Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. as President of Xavier Ateneo when the latter was elected President of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Early life and education[edit]

Fr. Bobby was born in Cebu, Philippines on May 16, 1959.[1] He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, cum laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1980. He attended the New School for Social Research in New York, United States, graduating in 1988 with a Master of Arts degree in Economics. He returned to the Ateneo de Manila to attend the Loyola School of Theology for a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree, receiving the degree in 1992, summa cum laude. He also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in Cambridge, United States and was conferred a Master of Public Policy degree in 1995. In 2002, he earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University College of London.[2]

As a Jesuit[edit]

Fr. Bobby entered the Society of Jesus on May 30, 1982 and was ordained priest on March 14, 1992.[3]

As an educator[edit]

From 1980-1982, Fr. Bobby was an instructor at the Ateneo de Manila University High School. Since 2002, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the Ateneo de Manila University, but is presently "on leave."[4]

In 2011, became President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan.[5][6] He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Manila University, and the Ateneo de Zamboanga University.[7][8][9]

As a Professional[edit]

Fr. Bobby served and still serves in different capacities in church, academe, and research centers.[10]

Position Term of Office Organization
President 2011–Present Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Province Treasurer 2007–Present Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus
Assistant Professor (on leave) 2007–Present Department of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University
Research Associate 2002-2011 John J Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
Province Assistant for the Social Apostolate 2004-2009 Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus
Environmental Economist 2004-2009 Klima Climate Change Center, Manila Observatory
Acting Director 1993 Institute on Church and Social Issues
Acting Parish Priest 1992 Miraculous Medal Parish, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro
Project Director 1988-1992 Institute on Church and Social Issues
Instructor 1980-1982 Ateneo de Manila University High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fr. Roberto Yap will be XU's next president". CDODev.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  2. ^ "The University President". Xavier University. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Fr. Roberto Yap will be XU's next president". CDODev.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  4. ^ "The University President". Xavier University. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Cagayan de Oro's Xavier University has new president". The Mindanao Examiner. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Officers and Staff". AJCU-AP. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Board of Trustees". Ateneo de Davao University. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  8. ^ "Board of Trustees". Ateneo de Manila University. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  9. ^ "School Officials". Ateneo de Zamboanga University. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  10. ^ "The University President". Xavier University. Retrieved 2014-05-12.