The University of the Philippines Board of Regents (BOR) has appointed Prof. Lyre Anni E. Murao as the sixth chancellor of UP Mindanao during its 1368th Meeting on 24 February 2022.
During the Search for the Chancellor process, Prof. Murao proposed her vision paper with the title, “We Rise: UP Mindanao at the Forefront of 21st-Century Transformation.” (https://bit.ly/3Hri6DK) Her vision for UP Mindanao is captured by the word RAISE, an acronym for Respect & integrity, Academic freedom & accountability, Inclusivity & collective significance; Social responsibility; and Excellence.
Prof. Murao is a faculty member of the Department of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies (DBSES) and the current Program Director of the Philippine Genome Center-Mindanao (PGC-Mindanao). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical Science in Infection Research conferred by Nagasaki University, Japan. She earned her Master of Science in Microbiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her BS Molecular Biology degree from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Prof. Murao’s term officially begins on 1 March 2022 and concludes on 28 February 2025.