Mindanao State University – General Santos City

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Dr. Anshari P Ali  Dr. Anshari P. Ali is the 6th Chancellor of Mindanao State University (MSU) – General Santos Campus. He is a native of Bacolod Grande, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. He is a member of the Philippine Shari’ah Bar having passed the Shari’ah Bar Examination in 1991. Dr. Ali obtained his Ph.D. in Islamic Civilization at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University in Malaysia. He finished his MA in Islamic Studies (MAIS) at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman; and his Bachelor of Science in International Relations (BSIR) at the Mindanao State University in Marawi City. Dr. Ali also finished Rabi Thanawi at Ma’had Marawi Al-Islami, Marawi City and learned Arabic language for 3 years during his doctoral studies in ISTAC, Malaysia. He was one of the students of the renowned New Muslim Philosopher Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas of Malaysia.

Dr. Anshari P. Ali is the author of the two books entitled, “The Evolution of Islamic Law in the Philippines: History Texts and Analysis” published by the Mindanao State University, General Santos City in 2009 and “The Muslim Educational Needs: An exposition on the Fundamental Elements and Objectives of Islamic Education” published by the Mindanao State University, General Santos City in 2012. He has authored three (3) articles published internationally which deals into Islamic Family Law in the Philippines, Secularism in the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines, and Legal Impediments of the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines.

Dr. Anshari P. Ali has been with MSU General Santos City since 1992 up to the present as Faculty Member with the current academic rank of Professor VI handling Shari’ah courses in the MSU College of Law Extension and Islamic Studies subjects at the Islamic Studies Department of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Prior to having been elected as Chancellor, he was the Assistant Dean of the College of Law Extension. Dr. Ali is also a practicing Shari’ah Lawyer in the Philippines.

Upon assumption of his Chancellorship, Dr. Ali’s administrative framework focused on achieving the vision of MSU-General Santos to be a globally competitive university while at the same time reaching its mission of becoming a national peace university. Thus, in his first year in the office, he reached out to various universities in Asia by signing Memoranda of Understanding with institutions that promote Islamic values and peace in the region such as Brunei, Singapore, and Indonesia, as well as in the UAE of the Middle East. Dr. Ali recently pushed for the creation of an Office of International Affairs (OIA) while strengthening the collaboration with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) through MSU’s Campus Institute of Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM).

The OC headed by the Chancellor have the direct supervision and control over the following main offices:



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