Senior Management
UPH believes that our people are our valuable assets. That is why we constantly aim for the highest level of human resource quality. UPH took great concern in recruiting and developing our human resources, as well as managing to place the right person in the right position.
We took great care in this issue since we realize the importance of the human resource factor in conducting world-class education. We are fully aware that educators or lecturers are the key factor in improving students' interest towards a subject.
Our lecturers are skilled professionals, who have high concern in the educational field. They held masters or doctoral degrees from reputable national and international universities.
Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc. - Rector

Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc. is a graduate from the University of Tasmania, Australia, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor from Ouachita Baptist University. He has an extensive experience in business and government services. He was the President, CEO, and Chairman of Indosat. Dr. Parapak served as a Secretary General of the Department of Tourism, Post, Telecommunication; a member of the National Council of Research. Joining UPH in 2001, he was then appointed as the President and Rector of UPH in 2006.

Gunawaty Tjioe, B.Ed., M.Pd., Ph.D. - Vice President for Academic Affairs

She received her Philosophical Doctor degree (Ph.D.) in Educational Studies from Biola University, California; Master of Education degree (M.Pd.) from Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia; Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from Tabor College, Adelaide, Australia; and Doktoranda (Dra.) in English Language and Literature from Universitas Methodist Indonesia, Medan, Indonesia. Her theological knowledge was obtained through one year study at the International Theological Seminary, Los Angeles, USA; and she is also equipped in the field of Early Childhood Education through her study at the Pasadena City College, California, USA. She has been with YPPH since 2003, starting as a teacher at the Sekolah Pelita Harapan, Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang, and then taking the role as a Lecturer at UPH Teachers College.  She served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education for 4 years before she takes the current role as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The longing of her heart is to see holistic transformative Christian education taking place from preschool to university level across Indonesia, where the students are led to know their Creator and Savior, and where each student will discover, develop and use their talents for the glory of God.  

Hana Herawati - Vice President for Finance and Administration

Hana Herawati has had the privilege of managing the administration departments, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, General Affairs, and Public Relations for almost 20 years at Sekolah Pelita Harapan and PT ORIX Indonesia Finance. She graduated from Bandung Insitute of Technology, majoring in Urban and Regional Planning. She firmly believes in UPH's vision and mission as God's instruments in redeeming the fallen world through Christian Education.





Dr. Curtis Jay Taylor, Ph. D. - Acting Vice President for Student Development

In 2015, after visiting UPH ten times over a period of 5 years, Dr. Curtis Jay. Taylor moved to Indonesia with his family in order to join the International Teachers College at Universitas Pelita Harapan as a teacher and the Director of Admissions.  In this capacity he has the privilege of recruiting qualified Christian students from around the world for the primary and secondary English education programs that the ITC offers.


Prior to coming to Indonesia, Dr. Taylor served Dordt College in Iowa (USA) for 23 years in various administrative roles, including Dean for Global Education, Special Assistant to the President, Vice President for Student Services, and Director of Residence Life. Over the course of his career in higher education. Dr. Taylor has also held administrative roles at Iowa State University (USA), the University of Washington (USA) and Michigan State University (USA) and has served in leadership positions on numerous national boards related to higher education.


Dr. Taylor has had the honor of speaking to groups in over 30 countries in North America and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia on topics related to Christian education, US higher education, leadership, and strategic planning. He has served as president of the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce, as vice president of the Sioux Center Christian School Board, and as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Luke’s College in Sioux City.


Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Calvin College (USA), a master's degree in college and university administration from Michigan State University (USA), and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State Univeristy (USA).







Soegandi Dharma Oetomo, S.Kom., M.M. - Deputy Provost for Academic Support


Soegandi joined UPH in November 2012 as Assistant to the UPH President. In August 2013, he was assigned as UPH IT Director and as Business Solution Director in May 2016 before he takes the current role as the Deputy Provost for Academic Support. He also serves as a lecturer in School of Information Science and Technology. His research interest is in the area of multimedia and educational technology. Soegandi received his Bachelor in Computer Engineering from STMIK Bina Nusantara (now Bina Nusantara University). He obtained his Master in Information Systems Management also from Bina Nusantara University and honored as best graduate. He has more than twenty years of experience in education and information technology industry, from technical, professional to managerial level.