WMSU installs 3 BOR members PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 August 2014 13:55

The WMSU Board of Regents, the governing body that enacts rules and regulations to carry out the purposes and functions of the university, has installed a new member of the board in the person of Gen. Ramon M. Ochotorena, Alumni Regent—now president of the WMSU Alumni Association, Inc. (WMSUAAI) after emerging as the victor of the recent WMSUAAI elections held on July 19 during the celebration of the 94th and 95th Grand Alumni Homecoming of the university.

Two more regents have been reinstated to their posts this year namely: Prof. Edgar R. Araojo who was once again elected as the Faculty Regent during the WMSU Faculty Union General Assembly held on July 16 at the Grand Astoria Hotel and Engr. Aldrin B. Aburahim on his second term as the student regent, having been elected as the president of the University Student Council during the July 25 USC election.

WMSU’s Board of Regents is composed of the Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, Com. Minella C. Alarcon who sits as the Chairman; WMSU President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, Vice Chairman; Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts & Culture — Senator Pia S. Cayetano, Member; Chairman of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education- Rep. Roman T. Romulo, Member; NEDA 9 Regional Director Dr. Teresita Socorro C. Ramos, Member; DOST 9 Regional Director Dr. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, Member; Private Sector Representatives — Myl Johann R. Amsid and  Edwin G. To, Members; reelected Faculty Regent, Edgar R. Araojo and Student Regent, Engr. Aldrin B. Abdurahim, Members; and newly-elected Alumni Regent, Gen. Ramon M. Ochotorena.

BOR is responsible for adopting and implementing a socialized scheme of tuition fees and school fees for greater access to poor but deserving students, (2) authorizing the construction or repair of buildings, machineries, equipment and other facilities, (3) appointing, upon the recommendation of the president, (4) fixing and adjusting salaries of faculty members and administrative officials and employees, (5) approving the curricula, institutional programs and rules of discipline, (6) setting policies on admission and graduation of students, (7) awarding honorary degrees, and (8) absorbing non-chartered tertiary institutions in coordination with CHED. These are among the functions of the governing body that convenes at least once every quarter and/or whenever necessary. — Mandy Dalugdug –PAO, WMSU