Chairman of Selection and Election Committee of Rector of UGM for the period of 2017-2022, Prof. Dr. Ir. Indarto, D.E.A., said the ongoing selection and election process was transparent, accountable, and in line with rules. Indarto denied the presence of cheats or conspiracy among the committee. “All runs transparently and in line with the rules,” said Indarto on Sunday (16/4).
Before the assessment phase by the Academic Senate, the Committee had gathered aspirations from members of UGM academic community through the Aspiration Forum. “That was a proof that the selection and election process of UGM Rector is open, engaging the university community,” he said.
Indarto hoped all would maintain that the process run well whilst ignoring unfounded rumours. All needs to trust the members of Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in this process.
“We all trust that the members of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees are smart and have integrity, we need not doubt their autonomy in selecting the rector candidate. Let’s create a peaceful and fair atmosphere,” he said.
Indarto said he was happy that the rector election had received attention from many, including the State Apparatus Commission (KASN).
Another member of the committee, Dr. Arie Sujito. Arie, saw the process had run well transparently and in line with the rules. He hoped there would not be any unfounded speculation and rumour. He expected all to observe the selection and election process in the spirit to uphold the good names of UGM and democrcary principles of the university.
As reported earlier, three candidates for UGM rector have passed selection at the Academic Senate on Wednesday (5/4). They are Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., Prof. Dr. Ir. Ali Agus, DAA., and Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto. The three will do a selection at the Board of Trustees level on Monday (17/4).