New Polytechnic President takes oath Print
Monday, 08 May 2017 13:56

The Commission on Higher Education has sworn in Dr. Nelson P. Cabral as the new President of the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College in ceremonies last Friday.

Cabral replaced Dr. Nora Ponce who finished her term as College President last month.

The oathtaking ceremony last Friday followed months of deliberation and selection for the College President among three candidates.

Cabral garnered majority of the votes from the incumbent Board of Directors of ZCSPC who reportedly believed in the former’s capability and experience in the field of education.

Cabral served as a former Caretaker of the Zamboanga City State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) and Vice-President for External Affairs prior to his present appointment.

“I am greatly honored and humbled for the trust and confidence given me by the CHED officials headed by Chairperson Licuanan, the Board of Directors, and the Father of ZCSPC Congressman Celso Lobregat for believing in me.  I am very thankful to all of them for giving me this opportunity to serve this institution,” Cabral said.

Dr. Cabral was born on October 18, 1963 in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

He is the son of Mr. Faustino T. Cabral and Mrs Cesaria Baloma Pasa- Cabral, both deceased.

He graduated with honors from the Southwestern University in 1985 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

He finished his Doctor of Education and Doctor of Management, Major in Human Resource Management at the University of the Visayas in Cebu City.

He received his Master of Arts in Teaching (Physical Education) degree at Southwestern University in Cebu City.

Prior to his appointment as ZCSPC President, he served as the Associate Professor V of Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Cabral is also the official representative of Sen Edgardo Angara, the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture to the Board of Regents in universities such as the Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Sulu State College, Basilan State College, Tawi Tawi Reginal Agricultural State College, and Josefina H. Cerilles State College.  (Bhong Simbajon)