Laguna State Polytechnic University

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Laguna State Polytechnic University
Motto Integrity, Professionalism and Innovation
Type State University
Established 1952
President Dr. Nestor M. De Vera
Location Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines
Affiliations

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association

Agricultural Colleges Association of the Philippines
Website [1]

The Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) (Tagalog: Pambansang Politeknikong Pamantasan ng Laguna) is a state university in the Province of Laguna, Philippines, with four regular campuses and several auxiliary sites.

History[edit]

The university's origins stem from the Baybay Provincial High School, the first public high school in Baybay District, Siniloan. In 1957, it was upgraded into an agricultural school, the Baybay National Agricultural and Vocational School. Realizing for a need of a college to rise in the eastern portion of Laguna, it was elevated to a college, the Baybay National College of Agriculture and Technology, in 1971. It became the Laguna State Polytechnic College (LSPC) in 1983, the first state college in the province of Laguna.

The first president of LSPU, Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan, opened satellite campuses in Nagcarlan, Santa Maria, Cabuyao and the San Luis Sports Complex (Santa Cruz, Laguna). By operation of the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1998, other CHED-supervised institutions (CSIs) were integrated with the system during the year 1999 to 2000. These were the Laguna College of Arts and Trades (LCAT) in Santa Cruz, the Los Baños College of Fisheries (LBCF), and the San Pablo City National School of Arts and Trades (SPCNSAT).

On February 8, 2007, the college was converted into a state university by the enactment of Republic Act 9402, sponsored by the four congressional district representatives of Laguna: Hon. Benjamin C. Agarao (4th District), Hon. Danton Q. Bueser (3rd District), Hon. Justin Marc SB. Chipeco (2nd District), and Hon. Uliran T. Joaquin (1st District). This was signed into law by Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on March 22, 2007. Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan was given new mandate as the first University President, while the University Charter Day falls on April 10, the day the act took effect, 15 days after its publication in two newspapers of general circulation (Malaya, dated March 24, 2007, and Daily Mirror, dated March 26, 2007).

On May 3, 2011, the Board of Regents elected Dr. Nestor M. De Vera as the second University President.

Campuses[edit]

There are four regular campuses which belong to the University. The campus in Siniloan was founded in 1952 (as Baybay National High School), where the university traces its roots. It sits on a land of 33 hectares at Barangay Acevida besides the Laguna de Bay, with an additional 100 ha for plans of future expansion in the mountainous Barangay Kapatalan. It concentrates on Agriculture and Computer Studies.

The main campus is situated in the provincial capital town, the municipality of Santa Cruz. Founded in 1957, initial operations began three years after, in 1960. It occupies 7 hectares of land at Barangay Bubukal and concentrates on Engineering, Nursing and Allied Health, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Arts and Sciences, Business Management and Accountancy, Criminal Justice Education, and Law.

The San Pablo City Campus located at Barangay Del Remedio was founded in 1957, and began operations in 1960. With 6 hectares of land, it is a "Center of Development" in Teacher Education (CHED Memorandum Order 26, series of 2016) and also concentrates on Industrial Technology.

LSPU Los Baños Campus was founded in 1957 and started operations in 1959. It sits on a land area of 12 hectares in Barangay Mayondon-Malinta, and concentrates on Fisheries, and Food Nutrition and Dietetics.

There are also two satellite campuses, one in Nagcarlan, Laguna, and the other in Lopez, Quezon; as well as two International Language Studies Centers in Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam, and Changwon Moonsung University, South Korea.

Governance and organization[edit]

Board of Regents[edit]

The Board of Regents (BOR) has the ultimate authority and responsibility for the University. As of 2014, the composition of the Board is:

  • Hon. Patricia B. Licuanan, Ph D, CHED Chairperson, Chairperson
  • Hon. Alex B. Brillantes Jr., Ph D, CHED Commissioner, Chairman-Designee and Presiding Officer
  • Hon. Nestor M. De Vera, Ph D, LSPU President, Vice-Chairman
  • Hon. Senator Francis Joseph G. Escudero, Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Member
  • Hon. Congresswoman Ann K. Hofer, Chairperson, House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, Member
  • Hon. Luis G. Banua, NEDA IV-A Regional Director, Member
  • Hon. Alexander R. Madrigal, Ph D, DOST IV-A Regional Director, Member
  • Hon. Julian D. Lapitan, Private Sector Representative, Member
  • Hon. Evelia V. Religioso, Private Sector Representative, Member
  • Hon. Richard C. Ampo, MA, LSPU Federated Faculty Association President, Member
  • Hon. Joseph Ivan Lomboy, LSPU Federated Supreme Student Council President, Member

The Secretary of the University and the Board of Regents is Mrs. Maricel S. Crucillo, MPAf.

University President[edit]

Presidents of Laguna State Polytechnic University
Name Tenure of office

Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan 1987–2011
Dr. Nestor M. De Vera 2011–present

The University is headed by the University President, appointed by the board, who has a renewable of four-year term. The current university president is Dr. Nestor M. De Vera, a native of Bicol Region. Born on May 15, 1958, he studied Animal Science at De La Salle Araneta University. Prior to his election as the 2nd University President, he served the University in various capacities.

Officials of the administration[edit]

The University consists of four vice-presidents who assist the university president in the exigency of service.

  • Dr. Mario C. Pasion, Vice-President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Corazon N. San Agustin, Vice-President for Research and Development
  • Mr. Nestor T. Mendoza, Vice-President for Administration
  • Dr. Ricardo F. Wagan III, Vice-President for External Affairs

The regular constituent campuses also have campus directors with their deputies.

  • Dr. Roberto C. Miranda, Campus Director, LSPU-Santa Cruz Main Campus
  • A/Prof. Virgilio F. Bartolome, Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-SCC
  • A/Prof. Romulo C. Ballesteros, Campus Director, LSPU-Siniloan Campus
  • Engr. Beltran P. Pedrigal, Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-SC
  • Dr. Mario R. Briones, Campus Director, LSPU-San Pablo City Campus
  • Dr. Edilberto Z. Andal, Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-SPCC
  • Dr. Daniel D. Bunal, Campus Director, LSPU-Los Baños Campus
  • Dr. Marcial M. Bandoy, Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-LBC

Each campus also group a variety of curricular programs into colleges which serve as major thrusts of their respective campus in the province. These units are headed by the college deans of the degree granting institutions, while their associate deans manage the operation in other campuses.

  • College of Teacher Education (CTE) Dr. Eden C. Callo, Dean
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health (CoNAH) Dr. May M. Veridiano, Dean
  • College of Engineering (CoE) Engr. Joseph M. Cabiente, Dean
  • College of Business Management and Accountancy (CBMA) Mrs. Marissa L. Dimarucot, Dean
  • College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) Crmgst. Roland N. Resurreccion, Dean
  • College of Law Atty. Jaime O. Ibañez, Dean
  • College of Computer Studies (CCS) Mr. Joel M. Bawica, Dean
  • College of Agriculture (CAg) Dr. Lolita L. Beato, Dean
  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dr. Ma. Victoria A. Cabigan, Dean
  • College of Industrial Technology (CIT) Dr. Edilberto Z. Andal, Dean
  • College of Hospitality Management and Tourism (CHMT) Mrs. Charmine V. Rivera, Dean
  • College of Fisheries (CoF) Dr. Rosalina V. Bunal, Dean
  • College of Food Nutrition and Dietetics (CFND) Mrs. Bethlehem P. Maloles, Dean

Units under the Office of the President.

  • Planning and Development Engr. Beltran P. Pedrigal, Director
  • Gender and Development (GAD) Dr. Ruby R. Brion, Director
  • Management Information System (MIS) Mr. Orlando M. Kahulugan Jr., Head

Units under the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

  • Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) A/Prof. Virgilio F. Bartolome, Director
  • Curriculum, Instruction Development and Quality Assurance (CIDQA) Dr. Zenaida O. Vitasa, Director
  • National Service Training Program (NSTP) A/Prof. Freddie S. Pinuela, Director
  • Admission and Registrarship Mrs. Evelyn B. Napiza, Registrar III
  • Library Services Mr. Hoseal B. Gayman, College Librarian III
  • Scholarship and Financial Assistance (SFA) Mrs. Sandy Jessie Lyn B. Leobrera, Director
  • Sports Mr. Mark Dexter L. Reyes, Director
  • Cultural Affairs and Arts Mrs. Marife P. Hosmillo, Overall Coordinator

Units under the Office of the Vice-President for Administration.

  • Administrative Services Mrs. Daisy L. Engle, Administrative Officer IV
  • Budget and Finance Services Ms. Marie Ammabelle I. Cabildo, Accountant VI
  • Physical Plant and Site Development (PPSD) Engr. Pedro SA Urriza, Director
  • Business Affairs Office (BAO) Mrs. Liberata A. Capilos, Director
  • Information and Communications Technology Services (ICTS) Mr. Nierro C. Ilagan, Director
  • Security Management Services vacant, Chief Security

Units under the Office of the Vice-President for Research and Development.

  • Research Services Dr. Robert C. Agatep, Director
  • Extension and Training Services (ETS) Mrs. Angela L. Reginaldo, Director
  • Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Dr. Lyrma C. Hife Director

Units under the Office of the Vice-President for External Affairs.

  • International and Local Affairs Dr. Florhaida V. Pamatmat, Director
  • Alumni Affairs and Job Placement Services Dr. Henly F. Martirez, Director

Administrative and academic councils[edit]

As members of the academe, high ranking and professionally qualified university employees comprise two governing assemblies. The Administrative Council which has the power to review and recommend to the BOR appropriate policies governing the administration, management and development planning of the university consist of the University President as chairman/presiding officer, with the Vice-Presidents, the Campus Directors and Deputy Campus Directors, the College Deans and Associate Deans, the Program Directors and Assistant Directors, and other employees of equal rank as members.

In the same sense, the Academic Council, which include the University President in his capacity as a Full-fledged University Professor (FfUP), the Full-fledged Professors (FfP), and the Associate Professors and Assistant Professors (A/Prof), determine and review the curricular offerings of the university. It also draft rules of discipline, fix the requirements for admission and graduation of students, and recommend conferment of honorary doctorate degrees, among others.

Curricular offerings[edit]

Graduate programs and studies[edit]

College of Agriculture[edit]

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture major in Crop Science, and Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Agriculture

College of Teacher Education[edit]

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education major in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education major in Educational Management, with areas of concentration in Higher Education, Secondary Education and Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management, English, Filipino, Guidance and Counseling, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Technology, Social Science, and Technology and Home Economics

College of Arts and Sciences[edit]

  • Master of Arts major in Grade Level Mathematics, and Speech Communication
  • Master of Science major in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics

College of Business Management and Accountancy[edit]

  • Master of Public Administration

College of Computer Studies[edit]

  • Master of Science in Information Technology

College of Law[edit]

  • Bachelor of Laws, the Law Curriculum leading to the Degree of Juris Doctor

Undergraduate programs[edit]

College of Teacher Education[edit]

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education, Pre-Elementary Education, and Special Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Filipino, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, MAPEH, and TLE
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education major in Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology, Electrical Technology, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, Drafting Technology, Computer Technology, Garments Technology, and Food Technology

College of Criminal Justice Education[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology

College of Agriculture[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology

College of Fisheries[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries

College of Industrial Technology[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Drafting Technology, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology, Electrical Technology, Food Technology, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, and Garments Technology

College of Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

College of Business Management and Accountancy[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship major in Marketing, and Production
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration

College of Computer Studies[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Electronics

College of Food Nutrition and Dietetics[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

College of Hospitality Management and Tourism[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism
  • Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management

College of Nursing and Allied Health[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Diploma in Midwifery

Office of Student Affairs and Services[edit]

The Supreme Student Council (SSC) is composed of the officers of the student councils on each campus, moderated by the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS). One of the campus student council presidents is elected the federated president, to represent the students in the BOR.

A Student Publication Unit moderated by the OSAS is also maintained in the four regular campuses. These publications consists of student journalists in elected posts.

  • Santa Cruz Campus - The Gears Publication
  • Siniloan Campus - The Baybay Granary
  • San Pablo City Campus - Technology Advocate
  • Los Baños Campus - Bay Breeze Group of Publications

References[edit]

  • LSPU Five-Year Development Plan 2007-2012. Printed in 2007
  • LSPC Code (Revised Copy, 2004). Approved pursuant to Board Resolution No. 104, s. 1991 dated December 18, 1991 and further Confirmed through Board Resolution No. 9, s. 1992 dated May 19, 1992
  • LSPC Annual Report 2006. Printed in 2007
  • LSPU Student Handbook 2007, 2012 editions