DLSU-M honors Catholic Thai educator
De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) will confer on Prathip Matin Komolmas, FSG the degree of Doctor of Educational Management honoris causa during the Universitys commencement exercises at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center on June 22.
The DLSU-M academic community and the Board of Trustees will recognize Komolmas for his achievements, particularly in the field of Catholic education in Asia. He will be cited as an outstanding exponent of Catholic Higher Education, a visionary builder of Catholic universities, and a renowned Asian educational leader.
A native of Bangkok, Thailand, Komolmas is a Brother of St. Gabriel and Rector of Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand, since 1978. He is serving concurrently as president, vice president, secretary-general, chairperson, advisor, educational specialist or board of member of such prestigious organizations as the Association of Catholic Education Council of Thailand,
Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia, Association of Private Higher Education Institutions in Thailand, Commission of Youth, Ruam Chit Nom Klao Foundation, National Education Commission for Policy Planning of Private Education, Commission for Welfare of the Aged, International Office of Catholic Education for Asia and Oceania, Education Reform Office, and the Catholic Education Council of Thailand.
Komolmas also holds a position in the policy-making bodies of the following institutions: Prince of Songkhlas Council, since 1989, the North Eastern University, since 1988, St. Johns University, since 1990, and Rattana Bandit College, since 1998.
His vast contribution in the field of education has earned him citations from various educational institutions. They are Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by South Band University, United Kingdom (1957), Doctoris Honoris Causa (1988) by Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Doctor of Human Letters, by Loyola College of Maryland, USA, and the Ordre de la Couronne, Commandeur, by the Royaume De Belgica in 1993.
Komolmas has acquired his Secondary School Teacher Diploma from the Ministry of Education, Thailand. He obtained degrees in B.A. in Economics from Loyola College, University of Madras, an M.A. in International Development Education and M.A. in Social Sciences in Education from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Organization Development and Planning from Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute.