Benilde names new college chancellor

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) announced the appointment of Robert L. Tang as the educational institute’s Chancellor.

Tang, who officially took his oath of office during the investiture ceremony held recently at the Benilde School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus, received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from De La Salle University in 1989 and completed his graduate studies in Business Management at the University of the Philippines – College Clark Air Base in 1992. 

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde president Br. Dennis Magbanua, FSC (right) formalizes the appointment of Robert Tang as Chancellor.

 Tang had a stint in the private sector as a Manpower Planning Analyst at Toyota Motors Philippines before venturing into a career in the academe, starting as an instructor at the UP-Extension Program in Pampanga then joining DLS-CSB as a faculty member of the School of Management and Information Technology  where he was eventually appointed Dean in 2003. Prior to his current office, Tang was the College’s Vice Chancellor for Academics.

Specializing in research involving leadership, organizational change and psychological contracts, Tang’s written work has likewise been published in the British Journal of Management and the Philippine Journal of Psychology, receiving awards such as the KS Yang Travel Award for 2007 Asian Association of Social Psychology in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Best Paper Award In Social Issues of Management Division of 2011 US Academy of Management.

Tang also currently sits at the Editorial Board of the Review of Business and Economics Studies of the Financial University of Moscow and the ECirVath International Journal of Tourism of the Centre International de Recherche Vatel en Tourisme et Hotellerie for the Vatel Business Schools.

“The Benildean Community is happy to welcome Bob Tang as Chancellor. We chose an individual who champions innovation and inclusion, and would be able to utilize the boundless potential of Benilde in the implementation of relevant projects, while at the same time can adapt to the operational challenges of running a school. I believe that we, the DLS-CSB Administration and the Board of Trustees, have chosen wisely,”  said DLS-CSB President Br. Dennis M. Magbanua, FSC.

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