YOGYAKARTA – UGM Rector, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc., inaugurated four Vice Rectors. Actually, there are five to be inaugurated but one of them was unable to attend. The four appointed Vice Rectors are Prof. Dr. Iwan Dwi Prahasto, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D. as Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc. as Vice Rector for Research and Community Service, Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Santoso Wignyosukarto, Dip.HE., as Vice Rector for Human Resources and Assets, and Dr. Didi Achjari, S.E., Akt., M.Com., as Vice Rector of Planning, Finance, and Information System.
"Today, four Vice Rectors are sworn in, while there should be five. One Vice Rector, Mrs. Dwikorita (Prof. Dr. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc.), is abroad so that her inauguration is going to be done in the future," Pratikno said in the inauguration at Senate Hall, Monday (16/7). Attending the event were Indonesian Vice Minister of Health, Prof. dr. Ghufron Mukti Ali, M.Sc., Ph.D., and some faculty leaders and research institutions.
Pratikno in his speech said that he had proposed 10 candidates to the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees. Finally, five were selected. "Five of ten names were approved," he explained.
To the Vice Rectors who were sworn in, Pratikno said their appointment as Vice Rector is a form of appreciation and trust of the achievements made so far. However, the work challenges of Vice Rector in the next five years are getting harder. Therefore, Pratikno expected that the new Vice Rectors are able to build teamwork and constant communication with each other. "It begins with opening emails for 24 hours and readiness to be contacted at any time," he said.
Pratikno also asked to remind each other in making policy. Any measures taken must be approved and acknowledged by the Rector. "In terms of ages and characters, every Vice Rector is different. Later, there will be one who monitors if the policy is too wide, and one speeds it up if the performance is too slow," he illustrated.