ZSCMST president celebrates 1st re-appointment anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 11:04

Dr. Milavel Depacaquivo- Nazario, the fourth and first lady president and the first College Professor of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, will be on her fifth commemorative year of true service to the academe as College President and this will come about on November 11, 2015.

A seasoned academician, Dr. Nazario had been connected with private higher education institutions for 22 years before joining the government service. As she served with commendable performance, after six years with the ZSCMST, she functioned with distinction as Acting President. With the sole objective of  enhancing the  academic performance and advancing its institutional  understanding both  in the educational field and the community,  the College notched and levelled up significant achievements primary with the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) and who are set  to assess or evaluate the College from Nov. 9 to 11, 2015 and ISO 9001:2008 by the Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars.    With her headship,  the College will submit itself for Center of Excellence for Fisheries on Nov. 11-12, 2015 by the Commission on Higher Education representatives from UP Visayas.   Right after her assumption in office as President, massive improvements of physical  facilities, expanded scholarship programs, increasing number of board top notchers, strong lingkages, significant increase of the income of the college, rebuilding of personnel moral and favorable  public perception of the school, having a Very Satisfactory from a rating of Fair in the Agency Performance Rating (APR) from the Department of Budget and  Management were attained.

Despite criticisms by detractors, Dr.Nazario is still firm of what she believes is  good for the college for this reason she was branded as a strong leader. Coupled  with her mission to provide ZSCMST with excellent educational opportunities by offering first rate undergraduate and graduate programs in a comprehensive range of disciplines and by achieving a recognition awarded to ZSCMST as the only maritime institution in Region IX and the only State College in Mindanao included in the CHED-MARINA Whitelist, the prime mover of maritime education.

She implemented cutting edge in Research and Extension programs that diversify and hone  its stakeholders’ capacity to improve their lives, thus, create  opportunities for meaningful growth and development in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Among the latest on-going   project is the Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project  where she is the Administrative Consultant and as member of the PAMB the college is also involved in the coral rehabilitation in Great Sta. Cruz Islands.

Dr. Nazario with her strong and firm management is a recipient of several commendations. With this she is apt to be given due recognition with a conduct of a short  program. This is to give distinction to her determined and indefatigable service rendered.    Congratulations Madam and more power! — Marife Rosalejos-Villafranca/Director, ZSCMST Media Affairs