University of the Philippines Cebu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
University of the Philippines Cebu
Unibersidad sa Pilipinas sa Sugbo
DTJXsiuqUPCebu.jpeg
Motto Honor and Excellence
Type National, research university
Established
  • 1918 as a campus
  • 2010 as an autonomous unit
  • 2016 as a constituent university
Chancellor Liza D. Corro
President Danilo L. Concepcion
Academic staff
124 (2013)[1]
Students 1,611 (2013)[1]
Undergraduates 1,179 (2013)[1]
Postgraduates 274 (2013)[1]
Other students
158 (high school) (2013)[1]
Location Cebu City, Philippines
10°19′21″N 123°53′55″E / 10.32250°N 123.89861°E / 10.32250; 123.89861
Campus Urban, 29.6526 acres (12.0000 ha)
Hymn "U.P. Naming Mahal" ("U.P. Beloved")
Colors UP colors.svg UP Maroon and UP Forest Green
Nickname Fighting Maroons
Affiliations APRU, ASAIHL, ASEA UNINET
AUN, UAAP
Website upcebu.edu.ph
UP logotype.svg
University of the Philippines Cebu is located in Philippines
University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu campus location (Cebu, PH)

The University of the Philippines Cebu (Cebuano: Unibersidad sa Pilipinas sa Sugbo; Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas sa Cebu; also referred to as UPC or UP Cebu) is a public research university and the youngest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System located in Cebu City, the capital city of Cebu province in the Philippines. It was founded on May 3, 1918, ten years after the founding of UP in 1908.[2] It is considered[according to whom?] as the University's flagship campus in Central Visayas.

UP Cebu was formerly under the administrative supervision of UP Visayas, along with three other satellite campuses, namely UP Miag-ao, UP Iloilo City and UP Tacloban. On September 24, 2010, the UP Board of Regents elevated the status of UP Cebu to that of an autonomous unit, in preparation for its elevation to the status of a constituent university of the UP System in around five to seven years.[3] On October 27, 2016, UP Cebu was elevated to constituent university status.[4]

The college has two campuses. The Lahug campus is located in Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. It occupies a 12-hectare site which was donated by the Cebu Provincial Government in 1929; however, a fraction of the land is occupied by informal settlers. The new UP Cebu SRP campus features the UP Professional Schools which offers degree programs such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Education and Master of Science in Environmental Studies.

In 2007,[5] the Philippines' Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized UP Cebu as a National Center of Excellence (COE) in Information Technology.[6]

Name changes[edit]

The successive births and rebirths, and academic upheavals have vested UPC with a succession of names.[7]

  • 1918: Junior College of Liberal Arts
  • 1922: Junior College of the Philippines
  • 1930: Cebu Junior College, UP
  • 1947: Cebu College, UP
  • 1963: University of the Philippines Graduate School
  • 1966: University of the Philippines School in Cebu
  • 1971: University of the Philippines at Cebu
  • 1975: University of the Philippines College Cebu
  • 1987: University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College
  • 2010: University of the Philippines Cebu College
  • 2016: University of the Philippines Cebu

Administration[edit]

University of the Philippines Cebu Deans and Chancellors
Name Tenure of office

Dr. Nestor Nisperos 1970's
Dr. Primitivo Cal 1980's
Dr. Soccoro Villalobos 1989-1997
Dr. Jesus Juario 1997-2003
Dr. Enrique Avila 2003-2011
Dr. Richelita Galapate (OIC) 2011-2012
Prof. Teresita J. Rodriguez (OIC) 2012
Atty. Liza D. Corro 2012–present

As a constituent university of the UP System, UP Cebu is headed by a Chancellor who serves as the chair of the University Council. Management and handling of the College's various administrative functions are divided between the following offices:

  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA)
  • Office of the Vice Chancellorfor Administration (OVCA)
  • Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
  • Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
  • Campus Development and Maintenance Office (CDMO)
  • Colleges
    • College of Communication, Arts and Design
    • School of Management
    • College of Science
    • Department of Computer Science
    • College of Social Science
    • UP High School Cebu

Student government[edit]

The UP Cebu University Student Council (UPC-USC) currently has 17 voting members and 3 nonvoting members: the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, 4 Councilors, 8 Year Representatives, 2 Fine Arts Representatives, 1 UNISO Chairperson, and 3 Secretaries. The 4 Councilor posts were instituted as a replacement to 2 UP Visayas College Representatives following UP Cebu's elevation to an autonomous unit. All positions serve for one-year terms, with the First Year Representatives being elected every August and the rest elected every February.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]