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UPOU chancellor to head int’l org

UPOU Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria. Photo by Misael Bacani
UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria is the next president of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU).
Bandalaria was selected at the organization’s 31st executive committee meeting on October 26. This was announced by incumbent AAOU President Yuk-Shan Wong in a press conference held after the meeting. The media event was held before the opening of the 30th AAOU annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Bandalaria told UP News that the selection process began early this year, with UPOU getting nominations from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.
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UPOU confers 361 degrees, holds investiture of 4th chancellor

Fists in the air, singing “UP Naming Mahal”. Photo by Misael Bacani
Twin events marked July 30 for the UP Open University (UPOU). It held its 20th commencement exercises and the investiture of its fourth chancellor, Dr. Melinda Bandalaria, at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
In the graduate level of the 361-strong Class of 2016, nine made it to the Chancellor’s List and 12 to the Dean’s List.
UP President Alfredo Pascual, in his speech, addressed both the graduating class and Chancellor Bandalaria.
He told the graduates that an online degree can be an advantage as “employers discern character in those who are …

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