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Dr. Carmen Z Lamagna

Vice Chancellor
American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)
408/1, Kuratoli, Khilkhet,
Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh


Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna was born in Manila, Philippines on December 1, 1956, She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Adamson University, Manila in 1978, passed the licensure examination for Chemical Engineers on the same year, she obtained her Masters degrees from the Philippines and a Doctoral degree from California.

Under her guidance, the University, from its inception has earned eminences as a higher seat of quality education in Bangladesh and abroad within a short period of its establishment in 1995.  From 70 students, the current student population is more than 10,000 under the Faculties of Science and Technology, Engineering, Business Administration and Arts and Social Sciences.

Dr. Lamagna’s achievements as an educator and manager may be gleaned from the positions she has in prestigious international bodies.  She was the Treasurer (2011-2014) and Board member (2014-2017) of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), Administrative Board Member (2017-2021) of the International Association of Universities (IAU), with the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) as an ex-oficio board member (2010-2018) having served as the first female President for 2008 to 2010, AUAP Advisory Council member for 2021.

Dr. Lamagna was one of the awardees in the 2006 Presidential Award for Overseas Filipinos.  The award ceremony was held in Malacanan Palace, Manila, Philippines last Dec. 7, 2006.  She delivered the acceptance speech on the said occasion on behalf of the 48 Presidential awardees.

She was also one of the 75 alumni awardees in the Adamson University Jubilee celebration held in the University Auditorium last February 8, 2007.

Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, was selected as top 100 women of the world under the education category by the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) for 2012.  The humble story of Dr. Lamagna, being the first woman Vice Chancellor in Bangladesh has inspired women to take actions in support of women’s empowerment and advancement in society.  Her extraordinary accomplishments in promoting women through education-based programs, initiatives or personal action in a developing country like Bangladesh have earned for her the most coveted recognition.

Title: Re-engineering Education in the Pandemic: e-Learning at AIUB.