by Rohanimah B. Guro, OPI
Dr. Habib Macaayong was appointed the new president of the Mindanao State University System on March 8, 2016. He took his oath before the Department of Justice Undersecretary Zabedin Azis’s office in Manila on March 10, 2016.
Macaayong finished his MA at the Ateneo de Davao University and his Doctor of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
He has been a professor of the MSU main campus since 1981. At present, he teaches in the Graduate School at the MSU Main campus, is a consultant of the Bangsamoro Development and is a known peace advocate in Mindanao for the GPH-MILF peace negotiations from 2004-2013.
In 1999-2000 he served as MSU Vice President for Planning and Development; as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Jamiatu Marawi Al Islamia Foundation in 2003-2004; and, as Resident Manager of the Marawi Resort Hotel, Inc. in 1980-1981;