The Chancellor2020-07-24T11:27:47+08:00

Mindanao State University – General Santos City

Credits: Nassef Badrudin

The Chancellor

Dr. Anshari P. Ali is the 6th Chancellor of Mindanao State University  – General Santos City (MSU-GSC). He is a native of Bacolod Grande, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Dr. Ali obtained his Doctor of Philosophy 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 at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman; and his Bachelor of Science in International Relations 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. Moreover, Dr. Ali is a practicing Shari’ah lawyer and member of the Shari’ah Bar in the Philippines.

Professor Anshari P. Ali authored two books entitled: The evolution of Islamic Law in the Philippines: History texts and analysis published by MSU-GSC in 2009 and The Muslim educational needs: An exposition on the fundamental elements and objectives of Islamic education published by MSU-GSC in 2012. He has authored three articles published internationally, which deal with Islamic Family Law, Secularism in the Application of Islamic Family Law and Legal Impediments of the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines.

Dr. Anshari P. Ali has been with MSU-GSC since 1992 up to the present as a faculty member with an academic rank of Full Professor VI. He teaches Shari’ah courses in the 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 served as the Assistant Dean of the College of Law Extension.

Upon assumption to chancellorship, Dr. Ali’s administrative framework focused on achieving the vision of MSU-GSC to be a globally competitive university, while at the same time reaching its mission of becoming a national peace university. Hence, 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, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. Dr. Ali recently pushed for the creation of the Office of International Affairs, while strengthening the collaboration of the University with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process through the Campus Institute of Peace and Development in Mindanao.



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