SEARCA appoints outgoing UP System Vice President as new Deputy Director
Professor Joselito G. Florendo, outgoing Vice President for Planning and Finance of the University of the Philippines (UP) System, has been appointed as Deputy Director for Administration of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)..
Hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of UP Los Baños, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities toward agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through its programs on graduate education and institutional development, research and development, and knowledge management.
Florendo is an Associate Professor at the UP Diliman (UPD) Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business.
Having served as Vice President for Planning and Finance of the UP System from May 2014 to November 2019, Florendo brings with him an extensive experience in administration.
Prior to that, he also served as Assistant Vice President for Planning and Finance, UP System; Director of UP System Budget Office; Chief Accountant of the UP System Accounting Office; Assistant Executive Director of the UP Foundation, Inc.; Executive Director of the UP Provident Fund; Director of the UPD Business Concessions Office; and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, UPD Virata School of Business.
Not completely new to SEARCA, Florendo served as Financial Adviser on Accounting, Audit, Investment, and Finance at SEARCA from 2003 to 2007.