Official press release from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education:
New CHED Executive Director Appointed
July 19, 2017, Quezon City – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has appointed Mr. Karol Mark R. Yee as Executive Director IV of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) effective July 14, 2017. Yee took his oath of office before CHED Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan on July 19, 2017.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Yee served as Program Director of CHED’s K to 12 Transition Program, mobilizing efforts to support higher education institutions and personnel affected by the implementation of K to 12 from 2016 to 2021.
As the Executive Director, he will be in-charge of the Executive Office that serves as clearinghouse for all communications received from internal and external sources. He will also oversee the coordination of the agenda items and provides secretariat support to the Chairperson, in collaboration with the commission secretary in the preparation and documentation of the major meetings.
Aside from these, Yee is expected to closely monitor all central and regional offices of CHED, making sure that all units are pursuing a common road map, consistent with the Commission’s reform agenda and strategic plan 2017-2022.
Yee previously served as Legislative Officer of former Senate President and now Special Envoy to the European Union, Edgardo J. Angara, working on Republic Act 10533 or The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, and Republic Act 10410 or the Early Years Act, among others. He also headed the Conference Secretariat of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), and the establishment of the Angara Centre for Law and Economics.
He finished his Master in Education, International Education Policy at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, as a Fulbright Scholar.