BISCAST Prexy assumes post anew

  • March 14, 2017
  • Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Mar. 13 (PIA) –  Perseverance, hard work, sincerity and dedication –few of the most simple yet key qualities that has transformed the  Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) to where it is now and the tenets that gave Dr. Richard H. Cordial another mandate to serve as the state college’s President for another 4 years.

 

Cordial, during his re-appointment convocation held at the Royale Emelina, Thursday here, shared his significant journey as BISCAST president and the momentous milestones that they have reaped under his headship as defined under BISCAST’s strategic plans and road map.

 

“BISCAST is now on its 5th year of operation as an autonomous tertiary education institution or as a state college. We have already accomplished so much and among them, the establishment of a functional College of Arts and Sciences, also in placed is the advance Education services and quality assurance section; we have now the working ICT unit, computerized systems, library access system including online magazines and journals, among others.”

 

Aside from the abovementioned accomplishments, Cordial also announced that BISCAST has now embedded in its system the Sustainability culture and Green technology, promoting its advocacy for a clean and green environment. BISCAST also introduced innovations in curriculum like the integration of sustainable design in the built environment and its undergrad programs were issued CHED certificate of program compliance (COPC), among others.

 

If there are other gains that he has under his sleeves as BISCAST president for the past 4 years, it is the significant changes that he has started which are now bearing good fruits.

 

“The faculty and non-teaching employee profile has improved a lot in the past 4 years. ISO effort is now for external audit. Ongoing also is the development of our fabrications and manufacturing laboratories. We are preparing for Internationalization of BISCAST’s presence in ASIA and on branding the “One BISCAST” and as “Home of Spartans!,” Cordial excitedly announced.

 

Dr. Orbel Cepeda, BISCAST VP for Administration and Finance lauded Cordial for the job well done as attested by the Evaluation committee headed by former UP President Dr. Emerlinda Romas as Chairperson, Dr. George Colorado , and other members of the team  and expressed his commitment and support for all his upcoming endeavors.

 

“The BISCAST community witnessed the transformation of BISCAST from being a campus to level III SUC. This was because of the sterling and transformative leadership of Dr. Cordial. We have witnessed how he had dedicated his life to the college – from building the infrastructures to increased and improved program offerings among others and how he created bridges to link the different stakeholders to the college, all for the welfare of the BISCAST community.”

 

Cordial thanked and enjoined everyone to be with him in another chapter of his leadership.

 

“We are now about to embark to our journey for the next 4 years – and we will be guided by our vision, that of becoming the “premier applied science and technology institution in the country!  (LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur) 

 

 

 


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