Project Development and Management Team
Oliver M. Tuazon, MS, LLB
As Chief Executive Officer of Universitas, Oliver heads the Foundation’s Project Development and Management Team. He was the immediate past Executive Director of Charis Foundation, and prior to that, of the University Center Foundation. He was a faculty member at the Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman. He was an outstanding graduate awardee for his masters in microbiology, and graduated cum laude in his law degree and passed the subsequent bar examination. He is a finalist of the search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) and a fellow of the Philippine Young Leaders in Governance (PYLG) of the United Nations Development Program. He has written a couple of books touching upon nation building and dialogues with young people, and co-authored a leadership manual.
Kyle G. Bollozos, LLB
As a member of the Board of Trustees, Kyle is the Foundation’s Corporate Secretary. After passing the 2017 Philippine Bar Exams, he was appointed as its Chief Legal Officer. He finished both his Legal Management and Law degrees at the University of Santo Tomas. His experiences in the legal profession include an internship in a Regional Trial Court and a traineeship in the Office of the Solicitor General. He currently works for a firm in New Manila which specializes in corporate practice. In the midst of work and other commitments, Kyle finds time to hang out with family and friends, play sports and read his favorite Manga, One Piece.
DARDECS N. VILLANUEVA, CPA, LLB
Dardecs is the Chief Finance Officer of Universitas and sits in the foundation’s Board of Trustees as its Corporate Treasurer. He studied Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas, and passed the CPA board exam in the same year of his graduation. He previously worked as a tax associate at the Manabat SanAgustin & Co., CPAs, an affiliate of KPMG International, and as a tax analyst at IBM Philippines, Inc. An avid mountain hiker, he heads Klub Lolek, an informal group of friends who meet once a month to explore the natural beauty of the Philippines. He just finished his law degree at the University of Santo Tomas.
Francisco Angel “Bino” Socrates is the Project Development Officer of Universitas and Deputy Head of its Project Development and Management Team. He got his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at the University of Santo Tomas. He has attended academic seminars at the Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha in Slovakia, and at Witherspoon Institute and John Jay Institute, both in the United States. He dreams of becoming an academician in the future. He is set to pursue a Masters Degree in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland this year. Aside from his academic interests, he is also an outdoor enthusiast, being a member of the UST Mountaineering Club when he was in college.
Zion is currently a BS Industrial Engineering student at the University of Asia and the Pacific. He is incoming President of the UA&P Chorale for his passion in both organisational leadership and music. He believes in the value of hard work and good communication as tools for effective leadership. He has taken responsibilities that he has successfully executed in various projects since his freshman year. With everything on his plate, he is still able to pursue his passion in art and likes to share the outputs with others.
MARY GRACE CRUZ
Mary Grace or MG for short is the Media Officer of Universitas Foundation. She is currently an AB Integrated Marketing Communications student at the University of Asia and the Pacific. As young as a highschool student, she had been a Camp Counselor for PATHFINDER Leadership Camp for girls for three years. In her current university life, she gained most of her leadership experience in volunteering, organizing and co-heading projects as a Management Trainee and AVP for Research and Evaluation for CATALYST of UA&P. Now, she is dedicating most of her time in finishing her studies while balancing her responsibilities as a PEER Facilitator with the constant desire to be in the service of others to become a better leader and learner.