BOR Meeting

The new Commissioner of our country’s higher education agency is in awe of the beautiful landscape of our dear university on her first visit to VSU for the Board of Regents (BOR) Meeting.

After her onsite participation during the 114th and 115th BOR Meeting, the CHED Commissioner and Chairperson Dr. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela described VSU as similar to an international campus owing to its scenic beauty and the strategic locations of each edifice.

“I’m very impressed with VSU,” says Dr. Valenzuela during the BOR Meeting last June 7, 2024. “I am very happy that I was assigned to lead VSU.”

In her short report during the meeting, she promised VSU that in the next meeting, she would share some of the projects that she has been handling. 

She added that CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera has asked her to handle internationalization, the Philippine qualifications framework, and all intergovernmental committees that CHED is representing.

Dr. Valenzuela was appointed as CHED Commissioner on April 18, 2024.

Present in the Board Meeting were Hon. Mark Michael Unlu-cay (represented Hon. Mark Go of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education, House of Representative), Hon. Ernesto Bulayog (VSU System Faculty Union), Hon. John Glenn Ocaña (OIC Regional Director of the Department of Science and Technology 8), Hon. Oscar Posas (newly appointed President of the VSU Federated Alumni Association), Hon. Shaina Mae Lacaba (Student Regent, VSU Student Council Federation), and private representative Hon. Rupert Aparri III.

Meanwhile, Hon. Meylene Rosales (Regional Director of National Economic Development Authority 8), Hon. Bernadette Remalia-Maybutuin (represented Hon. Alan Peter Cayetano, Committee on Higher, Technical and Vocational Education, Senate of the Philippines), and Atty. Alain Charles Veloso (Private Representative) joined via Zoom.

VSU President Prose Ivy G. Yepes was also able to present to the Governing Board the collective accomplishments of the university for the past six months where she also discussed the successful celebration of VSU's 100th Founding Anniversary.

Commissioner Valenzuela expressed her admiration to the comprehensiveness of the President’s Report that she wants this to be a template for other state universities and colleges (SUCs) under her watch. She also persuaded VSU to persistently pursue green initiatives in the future and serve as a national leader in sustainable practices among higher education institutions (HEIs) here in the country. 

Meanwhile, prior to the Board Meeting, Commissioner Valenzuela also had the opportunity to meet with the newly designated Vice Presidents of VSU in a short courtesy meeting held at the Office of the President (OP).

New Alumni Regent takes his oath as member of the VSU-BOR

Another highlight of the BOR Meeting was the official oath of office of Dr. Oscar B. Posas, a retired professor and the former Vice President for Academic Affairs, who was recently elected as the new President of the VSU Alumni Association. 

Dr. Posas has also served as one of the longest Deans of the College of Agriculture before it was renamed to CAFS. He was also previously accorded the Mt. Pangasugan Award for his 41 years of faithful and dedicated service to VSU

Regent Posas committed to represent the strong alumni sector of the university and promised to also carry the collective concerns and sentiments of the other alumni associations located in the four (4) component campuses to the VSU Governing Board.

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