Renee Louise Co, a University of the Philippines College of Law student, took her oath of office as the 38th Student Regent (SR) on 20 January 2021 in the Board of Regents (BOR) room at Quezon Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The ceremony was officiated by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion and was witnessed by Co’s father and sisters, outgoing SR Isaac Punzalan, the staff of the office of the Secretary of the University, and student journalists.
As a member of the BOR, the SR aims to uphold and defend students’ rights, represent the students’ collective stand in governance and policy-making in the University, and maintain linkages with students in every UP campus.
Earlier this month, Co was selected by the 50th General Assembly of Student Councils (GASC), a body composed of all student councils of the UP System, from a roster of nominees that included Siegfred Severino and Francesca Adrienne Kapunan. The selection process went through deliberations in college-wide, university-wide, and system-wide stages.
Co earned a BA Political Science degree from the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, served as the editor of the CSSP student publication, is the chairperson of Kabataan Partylist – UP Diliman and the co-convenor of UP Rises Against Tyranny and Dictatorship (UPRISE).