Photo courtesy of Quezon City Local Government
Mapúa University president and chief executive officer Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea received the Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award 2018 last October 12.
Dr. Vea, who assumed Mapúa’s presidency in 2000, was among the 14 individual recipients of the award, which is given by the Quezon City Government to recognize individuals and institutions that made significant contributions to the city and the nation.
Under Dr. Vea’s term, Mapúa University was granted international accreditation of fourteen of its academic programs, gained University status from the Commission on Higher Education, obtained a three-star overall rating from London’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), and made it to the QS Asia University Rankings 2019.
Dr. Vea graduated as magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1978. He then pursued further studies abroad and obtained a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He subsequently obtained his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley as a Fulbright-Hays scholar.