New Set of ALCUCOA OFFICERS Takes Oath at CHED Office
Following his most recent election as President of ALCUCOA, Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega, Executive Vice President of the University of Makati, led the new set of ALCUCOA Executive Officers in taking their oath at the Office of the Commission on Higher Education on June 27, 2014. No less than the CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan administered their oaths.
Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, CHED Chairperson administering the oath of ALCUCOA Officers. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, CHEd Chairperson; Dr. Rene M. Colocar, Director, ALCUCOA/College Administrator, City College of Calapan; Dr. Elena E. Presnedi, Treasurer, ALCUCOA /President, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa; Dr. Fatima G. Bullos, Secretary and Executive Director, ALCUCOA /President, La Carlota City College; Dr. Elizabeth G. Montero, Vice President, ALCUCOA /President, Urdaneta City University; Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega, President, ALCUCOA/Executive Vice President, University of Makati; Dr. Imelda P. Soriano, Director, ALCUCOA/President, Gordon College; and Prof. Narciso E. Quesada, Auditor, ALCUCOA/Professor, Pamantasan ng Bayan ng San Mateo.
Prior to having the formal oath-taking ceremony, Dr. Licuanan was able to discuss with the ALCUCOA Officers about quality assurance standards amidst politics in Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs). Further, Dr. Licuanan emphasized that CHEd should be regarded as developmental, rather than regulatory.
Dr. Arcega remarked that upon his assumption of ALCUCOA presidency, he has presented ten (10) strategic programs for ALCUCOA to embark on to strengthen quality assurance through ALCUCOA accreditation of LUCs. This, according to him, shall make way for the institutionalization of quality assurance in the LUCs and shall therefore free LUCs from politics – that should the school administrators end their terms following change in the local government composition, the system shall be able to stand by itself, with the guarantee of continuity and sustainability of quality in the higher education.
CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan talks about CHED’s thrust with the ALCUCOA Officers, while ALCUCOA President Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega listens intently.
Both CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan and ALCUCOA President Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega ended the dialogue with spoken commitment to be of support to each other – CHED with ALCUCOA, and ALCUCOA with CHED.
CHED Chaiperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan (in the middle, left) talks with the ALCUCOA Officers prior to the Oath-Taking Ceremony proper. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Dir. Mary Janet E. Pide, ALCUCOA Administrative Officer; Dr. Elena E. Presnedi, ALCUCOA Treasurer; Mr. Lester Lucero, Secretary of Dr. Licuanan (seated at the back); Dr. Fatima G. Bullos, ALCUCOA Secretary/Executive Director; Dr. Elizabeth G. Montero, ALCUCOA Vice P7resident; Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, CHED Chairperson; Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega, ALCUCOA President; Dr. Imelda P. Soriano, ALCUCOA Director; Dr. Rene M. Colocar, ALCUCOA Director; and Prof. Narciso E. Quesada, ALCUCOA Auditor.
Write-up by: Dir. Mary Janet E. Pide, QMDC
Pictures courtesy of: Mr. Rhumel L. Abbang