From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-college-one-faculty” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic courses and research and extension programs on development and governance studies.
CPAf is composed of an institute and two centers. These are the Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD), Community Innovations Studies Center (CISC) and the Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS). IGRD offers the curricular programs of CPAf, including undergraduate courses in agrarian studies, education, and community education. The two centers, CISC and CSPPS, conduct research and extension programs.
A premier academic institution with distinctive excellence in public affairs, governance, and development.
CPAf develops thought leadership emanating from world-class instruction, people-centered service, and robust transdisciplinary research in local governance and rural development to strengthen institutions and advance community well-being for sustainable futures.
ROWENA DT. BACONGUIS, PhD
Dean and Chair
NICO JAYSON C. ANASTACIO, PhD
Assistant to the Dean
ROWENA A. NOCHE, MPM
EVELIE P. SERRANO, PhD
Director, Institute for Governance and Rural Development
AGUSTIN L. ARCENAS, PhD
Director, Community Innovations Studies Center
AILEEN V. LAPITAN, PhD
Director, Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies
SAMANTHA GERALDINE G. DE LOS SANTOS, MA
Head, Knowledge Management Office
OFFICE OF THE DEAN
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines