[Blueboard] Arete leadership assignments

Office of the President [OP] president at ateneo.edu
Thu Feb 23 16:57:34 PHT 2017

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23 February 2017

Memo to         :           The University Community

Subject            :           Arete leadership assignments

I am pleased to announce the appointments of Ms Yael Buencamino-Borromeo as
the Executive Director of the Arete and of Dr Ricardo G Abad as the Arete’s
Artistic Director. Both shall serve for a 3-year term effective 1 June 2017
to 31 May 2020.

As Executive Director, Yael’s mission is to take the lead in crafting and
implementing Arete’s vision for creativity and innovation, which includes
bridging culture and the arts with the trans-disciplinal research and
creative work of the academe. She shall supervise the Arete’s cultural and
intellectual resources, the sandboxes and other creative spaces, and
actively raise funds for the sustainability of the creative hub. Her office
shall also oversee the operations of the entire Arete structure in terms of
building administration and fiscal governance.

She will be responsible for the external networks of the Arete (such as
community and international engagements, and social outreach activities) as
well as its internal linkages to the academe. Her office shall ensure that
a vibrant exchange in creativity happens between the two wings of the
Arete, i.e. between the cultural and artistic programs of the Arts Wing,
and the trans-disciplinal research and creative work in the Learning
Innovation Wing.

As Artistic Director, Ricky’s mission is to articulate the vision for the
performing arts in the Arete and execute this vision through a yearly plan
of an Ateneo Arts Season. Such a season shall feature theater, dance,
music, screen and media and video arts, film and broadcast, and the
literary arts in concert with relevant groups internal and external to the
university. He shall generate collaborative projects (including conferences
for example) with our national and international partners, and develop
social outreach activities in cooperation with the Ateneo Art Gallery and
the other creative ventures and trans-disciplinal research pursuits in the

The Arete Executive Director shall report directly to the President, while
the Artistic Director shall be accountable to the Arete Executive Director.

We thank both Yael and Ricky for their generosity and passion in taking on
these leadership responsibilities for the Arete, the creative hub of the
Ateneo de Manila University.


Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ


Office of the President
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108
Tel No: 63 (02) 426 6001
Fax No: 63 (02) 426 6079

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