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University of the Cordilleras
Unibersidad ng Kordilyeras
University of the Cordilleras crest.png
University crest
Former names
  • Baguio Colleges
    (1946–1966)
  • Baguio Colleges Foundation
    (1966–2003)
MottoA Beacon of Higher Education Beaming from these Majestic Mountain Highlands...
TypePrivate Non-sectarian Research Non-profit Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
EstablishedJune 19, 1946
(76 years)
FounderBenjamin R. Salvosa
Evangelina D. Salvosa
Academic affiliations
ChairmanJesus Benjamin D. Salvosa[1]
PresidentNancy M. Flores[2]
Vice-presidentAriel Nimo B. Pumecha
(VP for Academics and Research)
Rhodora A. Ngolob
(VP for Administration and Academic Services)
Linden Branscome S. Bowman III
(VP for Finance)
Ronaldo L. Pontanosa
(Academic Director, Integrated School)
DeanReynaldo U. Agranzamendez
(Dean, College of Law)
Jasmin May P. Baniaga
(Dean, College of Accountancy)
Romeo R. Javines
(OIC-Dean, College of Arts & Sciences)
Nolan L. Guillao
(Dean, College of Business Administration)
Cherry Ann A. Cabarrubias
(Dean, College of Criminal Justice Education)
Nelson, G. Notarte
(OIC-Dean, College of Engineering & Architecture)
Michelle G. Mamaril
(Dean, College of Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Jeffrey S. Ingosan
(Dean, College of Information Technology & Computer Science)
Judith Odanee G. Magwilang
(Dean, College of Nursing)
Ramir S. Austria
(Dean, College of Teacher Education)
Students21,000 Tertiary (2018)
Address
Gov. Pack Rd
, ,
Benguet
,
16°24′30″N 120°35′53″E / 16.40845°N 120.59794°E / 16.40845; 120.59794Coordinates: 16°24′30″N 120°35′53″E / 16.40845°N 120.59794°E / 16.40845; 120.59794
Alma Mater songThe UC-BCF Hymn
Colors Forest Green 
NicknameUC Jaguars
(formerly BCF Shields)
Sporting affiliations
BBEAL
Websitewww.uc-bcf.edu.ph
University of the Cordilleras is located in Luzon
University of the Cordilleras
Location in Luzon
University of the Cordilleras is located in Philippines
University of the Cordilleras
University of the Cordilleras (Philippines)

The University of the Cordilleras (UC or UC-BCF; Filipino: Unibersidad ng Kordilyeras), formerly known as the Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), is a private research coeducational university in Baguio, Philippines. Founded by Benjamin R. Salvosa and his wife Evangelina D. Salvosa in 1946, it offers programs at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels catering to around 21,000 students.[3]

It has three campuses all located in Baguio City. The main campus is at the city center, near Our Lady of Atonement Church (the Baguio Cathedral) and SM City Baguio. It has an autonomous status granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and is an ISO certified university. The university's alumni include two Philippine Bar Examination topnotchers (firstplacers) and has graduated the founder and several members of Team Lakay Wushu. The university's athletics team is nicknamed UC Jaguars.

History

Founding

Baguio Colleges was founded on June 19, 1946 by Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa and his wife Evangelina D. Salvosa. It was the first higher learning institution in the highland city of Baguio established after World War II. The college started with 156 students in teacher training and liberal arts, establishing the College of Liberal Art and College of Education.[4] Baguio Colleges rented spaces in the Arevalo and the Antipolo buildings and later moved to the Lopez and Limping buildings along Session Road.[3]

Antipolo Building along Session Road

The grade school department opened in 1946 and the high school department opened the following year. The growing population led to the construction of the campus along Hamada Road. When the buildings at the main campus at Governor Pack Road were finally completed, the grade school and high school department became a laboratory school.[5]

The founder thought of a college for law which he would model after his alma mater, the University of the Philippines College of Law. It was the only institution offering law north of Manila when the College of Law opened in 1952. Until the seventies, the College of Law could not support itself and had to depend on subsidy from the school administration. For some time, the founder himself taught law and served as the first dean from 1952 to 1966.[6]

The administration converted the college into a foundation as Baguio Colleges Foundation in 1966. The founder, Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa, sat as the chairman of the board of trustees and remained as the president until the early part of 1994.[3]

Recent developments

Baguio Colleges Foundation Building

On November 22, 2003, the school received university status and became the University of the Cordilleras (UC).[3]

In 2009, the university created a master development plan for Baguio's historic and main park, Burnham Park and donated it to the city local government.[7] The supposed master development plan was donated by the university when Baguio City celebrated its centennial anniversary but was not approved due to the billion peso cost.[8][9]

In 2019, Senator Richard Gordon said academic institutions such as the University of the Philippines, University of the Cordilleras and Philippine Military Academy could be relocated to Tuba, Benguet. The senator said it was intended to reduce congestion in Baguio, citing that one-third of the city population consisted of students.[10]

Campuses

The university has three campuses in Baguio, which include: the main campus located at Governor Pack Road; the Legarda campus; and Campo Libertad located at Hamada Road. The main campus is at the city center, near Our Lady of Atonement Church (the Baguio Cathedral) and SM City Baguio. The campus houses Kalilayan, a museum made in commemoration of the founders.[11] The museum was inaugurated on April 20, 2015.[12] Campo Libertad houses the university's grade school and junior high school. On October 27, 2016, the campus was renamed to Campo Libertad in honor of Dr. Libertad D. Quetulio who served as Executive Dean and Trustee of Baguio Colleges from 1946 to 1966 and Baguio Colleges Foundation from 1966 to 1969.[5]

Organization and administration

The administration includes the board of trustees, executive council, academic council and administrative council.[13] The board of trustees consists of the chairman and vice-chairman in addition to four board members. The chairman of the board of trustees is Jesus Benjamin D. Salvosa.[14] The academic council consists of the deans of the different colleges, the academic director of the integrated school and the principals for the Senior High School and Grade School & Junior High School.[15]

University of the Cordilleras is an accredited member of national and international organizations:

Academics

Colleges and Institutions

University of the Cordilleras
College / Institution
Founded
Law 1952
Accountancy 2001
Arts and Sciences 1946
Business Administration 1946
Criminal Justice 1986
Engineering and Architecture 1949
Hospitality and Tourism Management 2005
Information Technology and Computer Science 1986
Nursing 2003
Teacher Education 1946
Senior High School 2016
Junior High School 1947
Grade School 1946
Reference:[4]

The university has grown to a multitude of 10 colleges, collectively offering over 40 certificate, tertiary, graduate, and post-graduate programs, including a laboratory school for pre-school, grade school and high school, catering to around 21,000 students from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and other regions of the country and overseas representing 37 nationalities. The University of the Cordilleras offers programs from basic education to graduate studies.[3]

Accreditation and recognition

On May 16, 2010, the university received distinction through the commission's Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation (IQuAME) and was certified with all quality standards corresponding to Category A (teaching) or as a "Teaching University."[20] On August 27, 2014, the Cologne, Germany-based TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH handed over the certification of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008.[21]

In a memorandum order issued April 13, 2016, the university was granted the "Autonomous Status" by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).[3][18] In the same year, CHED awarded Center of Excellence status to three of its programs, namely: Information Technology, Criminology, and Teacher Education.[18][22] In 2019, the university was ISO 9001:2015 certified.[3]

Research

The Research and Development Center (RDC) was made operational on August 1, 1987 with the recommendation of the Philippine Accrediting Association of School, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).[23]

Publications

University of the Cordilleras publishes the following research journals:

Technology business incubator

The University of the Cordilleras Innovation and Nurturing Space (UCIANS) involves a technology business incubator (TBI) that focuses on the needed services of students in-school and outside campus as well as a geographic information system (GIS) Laboratory.[26] The Technology Business Incubator Center serves to assist in the commercialization of research and intellectual property protection.[11] UCIANS operates as a business incubator for startup companies and currently has 11 incubatees.[27][28]

Student life

Athletics

The UC Athletic Office serves as the center for sports development of university students and employees.[29] The university's athletics team is the UC Jaguars. The university is a member of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL).[16][19]

Performing Arts

The UC Center for Creative Productions (UC-CCP) is the performing arts center of the university. With UC students as performers and production staff, the center produces performances for the university and for the public.[30] The four main groups are UC Dance Squad; UC Saeng ya Kasay Cultural Ensemble (formerly UC Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group); UC Chorale; and UC Percussion and Orchestra.[30][31]

Events

The UC Silew Awards is an annual event recognizing students, student organizations and advisers for exemplary and meritorious achievements and activities. The university recognizes individuals, organizations and programs in athletics, arts, leadership and community involvement.[32]

Traditions

The founder Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa had commissioned Dr. Rodolfo Cornejo to compose the hymn and march for the then Baguio Colleges.[33]

Notable people

Mauricio Domogan, former mayor of Baguio, earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from then Baguio Colleges Foundation in 1973.

Alumni of the University of the Cordilleras include two Philippine Bar Examination topnotchers (first placers).

Alumni

Faculty

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