BATAAAN PENINSULA STATE UNIVERSITY (BPSU), Bataan- Four candidates, all holding doctoral degrees, expressed today (Tuesday) their bid to become the next president of the state-owned BPSU, during a public forum attended by hundreds of faculty members, students, media and representatives from various government and non-government organizations. The public forum was initiated to give the aspirants the chance to reveal their programs and vision for the biggest university in the province.
The applicants are Josie A. Valdez, Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Engieering; Gregorio J Rodis, Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Science; Cecilia I. Anido, Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Emmanuel C Macaraeg, Doctor of Philosophy in Education. Outgoing BPSU president Dr. Delfin Magpantay is set to retire come April 21. The next president will be selected by the 11-member Board of Regents through a secret balloting.
From the simple Bataan National School of Arts and Trade (BNSAT), the school has become one of the major producers of top graduates. Then congressman, now governor Abet S Garcia sponsored the law, converting it into a state university, making it the premier educational institution in the province with improved curriculum, facilities utilizing the annual budget allocated by the national government. With its 6 campuses (Main, Bagac, Abucay, Orani, Dinalupihan, Balanga City) throughout the province, BPSU has around 19,000 students.