Two groups will soon run the affairs of University Athletic Association of the Philippines.
This will start in season 80 when Far Eastern University officially takes over as the host school.
FEU president Michael M. Alba revealed the new set-up after formally accepting the chairmanship of UAAP Season 80 from Season 79 president Fr. Ermito de Sagon and UST rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy OP.
The university president of eight member schools will make up the board of trustees while junior members will be part of the board of managing directors.
In the next few weeks, I will be focused on the mobilizing and setting up of the new structure of the UAAP, said Alba during the closing ceremonies of the UAAP 2017 season on Saturday night at the Plaza Mayor inside the University of Santo Tomas campus.
The coming season will carry the theme: Go for Great.
The board of trustees will be part of the planning of the calendar of events, which will start with the basketball games this August.
This is new for the university presidents, remarked Alba.
The league will follow an organizational structure that is similar to what the National Collegiate Athletic Association is doing.
During the festivities, Adamson University softball standout Angelie Ursabia and Ateneo swimming stalwart Aldo Batungbacal won the coveted UAAP Athlete of the Year honors.
UST was formally crowned as the seniors general champions for the 41st time and juniors overall titlist for the 17th time.