Under the supervision of the President, the Vice President for Mission Integration is primarily responsible for instilling, nourishing, and promoting the core values and principles of the Ateneo de Manila University, as embodied in the teachings of St Ignatius of Loyola and the Society of Jesus, among members of the Ateneo community.
In promoting and developing a thriving culture based on Ignatian Spirituality and its integral component of generous service to God and to society, the Vice President for Mission Integration shall be responsible and accountable for:
the wholistic formation of the members of the Ateneo community in the following aspects of development and formation: spiritual, psychological, social and physical; and,
ensuring that the University stays faithful to its mission of rendering meaningful service to society.
The VPMI is a new position which will bring together the functions of “formation” and “social engagement” in the different academic and administrative units of the university. As such, current efforts are being undertaken so that “formation offices” as well as “social engagement offices” will report functionally to the VPMI even as they continue to serve specific academic or central administrative units.
Rizalino P Rivera
Rizalino P Rivera (HS'79) is the current Vice President for Mission Integration.
The development of people and systems has always been part of Rivera’s focus. He served as an advisor to several government agencies and local government units, such as BARMM, the OVP, Marikina, etc., while working as Vice President for Strategy and Execution of Directories Philippine Corporation (DPC). He was also Undersecretary for Governance and Operations of the Department of Education from 2010 to 2016 under the leadership of Br. Armin Luistro FSC.
Rivera is a Six Seconds-certified EQ practitioner and assessor, and is an expert in leading and managing change, strategic management, organizational development, and leadership development. Before joining the government, he was a consultant for various business corporations, government and non-government organizations in the country. He served as the Faculty Chair of the Human Resource Cluster of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 2000–2009, and is a member of the Board’s Committee on Basic Education as well as the University Task Force on Anti-Violence.
The academicians from Ateneo de Manila were convened by the East-West Center in Washington DC and the US Embassy in the Philippines to "assess the depth and breadth of US-Philippine relations" as the two nations' bilateral ties mark 75 years