THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has a new member with the appointment of Karol Mark Yee as Executive Director IV effective July 14, 2017.
Yee took his oath of office before CHED Chairman Patricia Licuanan on Wednesday.
Prior to his appointment as executive director, he 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 executive director, Yee will be in charge of the executive office that serves as clearinghouse for all communications received from internal and external sources. .
He previously served as legislative officer of former Senate president and now special envoy to the European Union, Edgardo 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.
Yee headed the Conference Secretariat of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, and the establishment of the Angara Center 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.
Yee replaces former CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo, who is facing charges of grave misconduct before the Sandiganbayan for his failure to stop a diploma mill in a state college.