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Laguna State Polytechnic University

Laguna State Polytechnic University
Motto Integrity, Professionalism and Innovation
Established

1952 - Established as the Baybay Provincial High School

1971 - Elevated to a college: Baybay National College of Agricultural Technology

1983 - Elevated to a state college: Laguna State Polytechnic College

2007 - Converted to a State University
Type State University
President Dr. Nestor M. De Vera
Location Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines
Affiliations

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association

Agricultural Colleges Association of the Philippines
Website www.lspu.edu.ph

The Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) is a state university in the Province of Laguna, Philippines, with four regular campuses and several auxiliary sites.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Campuses 2
  • Governance and organization 3
    • Board of Regents 3.1
    • University President 3.2
    • Officials of the administration 3.3
    • Administrative and academic councils 3.4
  • Curricular offerings 4
    • Graduate programs 4.1
      • Graduate Studies and Applied Research 4.1.1
      • College of Law 4.1.2
    • Undergraduate programs 4.2
      • College of Teacher Education 4.2.1
      • College of Criminal Justice Education 4.2.2
      • College of Agriculture 4.2.3
      • College of Fisheries 4.2.4
      • College of Industrial Technology 4.2.5
      • College of Engineering 4.2.6
      • College of Arts and Sciences 4.2.7
      • College of Business Management and Accountancy 4.2.8
      • College of Computer Studies 4.2.9
      • College of Food Nutrition and Dietetics 4.2.10
      • College of Hospitality Management and Tourism 4.2.11
      • College of Nursing and Allied Health 4.2.12
  • Student affairs 5
  • Notable alumni 6
    • Politics and governance 6.1
    • Business 6.2
    • Education 6.3
  • References 7

History

The university's origins stem from the Baybay Provincial High School, the first public high school in the Baybay District (Siniloan). In 1957, it was upgraded into an agricultural school, thence, the Baybay National Agricultural and Vocational School, and then, realizing for a need of a college to rise in the eastern portion of Laguna, elevated to Baybay National College of Agriculture and Technology in 1971. It became the Laguna State Polytechnic College (LSPC), in 1983, the first state college in the province of Laguna.

The first president of LSPU, Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan, opened the satellite campuses in Nagcarlan, Santa Maria, Cabuyao and the San Luis Sports Complex. By operation of the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1998, other CHED-supervised institutions (CSIs) were integrated with the system during the year 1999 to 2000. These are the Laguna College of Arts and Trades (LCAT) in Santa Cruz, the Los Baños College of Fisheries (LBCF), and the San Pablo City National School of Arts and Trades (SPCNSAT).

On February 8, 2007, the college was converted into a state university by the enactment of Republic Act 9402, duly sponsored by the four congressional district representatives of Laguna: Hon. Congressman Benjamin C. Agarao of 4th District, Hon. Congressman Danton Q. Bueser of 3rd District, Hon. Congressman Justin Marc SB. Chipeco of 2nd District, and Hon. Congresswoman Uliran T. Joaquin of 1st District. This was further signed into law by Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines, on March 22, 2007, thus born the Laguna State Polytechnic University, with Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan as the first University President. The University Charter Day falls on April 10, 2010, 15 days after its publication in two newspapers of general circulation, e.g. Malaya, dated March 24, 2007, and the Daily Mirror on March 26, 2007.

On May 3, 2011, the Board of Regents named Dr. Nestor M. De Vera as the second University President.

Campuses

There are four regular campuses which belong to the University. The campus in Siniloan was founded in 1952 (as Baybay National High School), where the university traces its roots. It sits on a land of 33 hectares at Barangay Acevida besides the Laguna de Bay, with an additional 100 ha for plans of future expansion in the mountainous Barangay Kapatalan. It concentrates on Agriculture and Computer Studies.

The main campus is situated in the provincial capital town, the municipality of Santa Cruz. Founded in 1957, initial operations began three years after, in 1960. It occupies 7 hectares of land at Barangay Bubukal and concentrates on Engineering, Nursing and Allied Health, Teacher Education, Business Management and Accountancy, Criminal Justice Education, and Law.

The San Pablo City Campus located at Barangay Del Remedio was founded in 1957, and began operations in 1960. With 6 hectares of land, it concentrates on Industrial Technology, Hospitality Management and Tourism, and Arts and Sciences.

LSPU Los Baños Campus was founded in 1957 and started operations in 1959. It sits on a land area of 12 hectares in Barangay Mayondon-Malinta, and concentrates on Fisheries, and Food Nutrition and Dietetics.

There are also two satellite campuses, one in Nagcarlan, Laguna, and the other in Lopez, Quezon; and two International Language Studies Centers in Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam, and Changwon Moonsung University, South Korea.

Governance and organization

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents (BOR) has the ultimate authority and responsibility for the University. As of 2014, the Chairperson of the Board is Hon. Patricia B. Licuanan, Ph. D., Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education, while the Chairperson-Designee and Presiding Officer is Hon. Alex B. Brillantes Jr., Ph. D., CHED Commissioner. LSPU President Hon. Nestor M. De Vera, Ph. D. also sits as the Vice-Chairman of the Board.

Members of the Board include Hon. Senator Pilar Juliana S. Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, Senate of the Philippines; Hon. Congressman Roman T. Romulo, Chairman of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, House of Representatives; Hon. Agnes M. Espinas, Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority - Region IV-A; Hon. Alexander R. Madrigal, Ph. D., Regional Director of the Department of Science and Technology - Region IV-A; Private Sector Representatives Hon. Ricardo A. Wagan, Ph. D., D.P.A., D.B.A., and Hon. Monica V. Chipeco; and Federated Presidents Hon. Teresita W. Ballesteros, Ed. D., FfP, of the LSPU Faculty Association, and Hon. Cess-Nielton R. Lucero of the LSPU Supreme Student Council.

The Secretary of the University and the Board of Regents is Mrs. Maricel S. Crucillo.

University President

The University is headed by the University President, appointed by the board, who has a renewable of four-year term. The current university president is Dr. Nestor M. De Vera, a native of Majayjay Laguna. Born on May 15, 1958, he studied Animal Science at De La Salle Araneta University.

Officials of the administration

The University consists of four vice-presidents who assist the university president in the exigency of service. They are:

  • Dr. Mario C. Pasion, Ed. D., FfP, Vice-President for Academic Affairs
  • Engr. Rommel Octavious R. Nuestro, M.S., RPAE, Vice-President for Research and Development
  • Mr. Nestor T. Mendoza, M.S.A., Vice-President for Administration
  • Dr. Ricardo F. Wagan III, Ed. D., Vice-President for External Affairs

The regular constituent campuses also have campus directors with their deputies. They are:

  • Dr. Roberto C. Miranda, Ed. D., Campus Director of LSPU-Santa Cruz Main Campus
  • A/Prof. Virgilio F. Bartolome, M.A., Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-SCC
  • Mr. Romulo C. Ballesteros, M.Ed., Campus Director of LSPU-Siniloan Host Campus
  • Engr. Beltran P. Pedrigal, M.S.A., RPAE, Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-SC
  • Dr. Ruperto C. Espinueva, Ed. D., Campus Director of LSPU-San Pablo City Campus
  • A/Prof. Mario R. Briones, M.A., Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-SPCC
  • Dr. Daniel D. Bunal, Ed. D., FfP, Campus Director of LSPU-Los Baños Campus
  • Mr. Efren R. Dela Paz, Deputy Campus Director, LSPU-LBC

Each campus also group a variety of curricular programs into colleges which serve as major thrusts of their respective area in the province. These units are headed by the following college deans and their associates:

  • Dr. Lucita G. Subillaga, Ed. D., FfP, Dean, College of Teacher Education (CTE) of LSPU-SCC
  • Dr. Zorayda P. Serrano, Ed. D., FfP, Associate Dean, CTE, LSPU-SC
  • Dr. Eden C. Callo, Ed. D., Associate Dean, CTE, LSPU-SPCC
  • Dr. Consortia S. Tan, Ed. D., Associate Dean, CTE, LSPU-LBC
  • Dr. May M. Veridiano, RN, M.A.N., Ph. D., Dean, College of Nursing and Allied Health (CoNAH) of LSPU-SCC
  • Engr. Revelina C. Ansay, RCE, RSE, Dean, College of Engineering (CoE) of LSPU-SCC
  • Engr. Manuel Luis A. Alvarez, Associate Dean, CoE, LSPU-SPCC
  • Mrs. Marissa L. Dimarucot, M.B.A., Dean, College of Business Management and Accountancy (CBMA) of LSPU-SCC
  • Mrs. Balencia R. Aduana, Associate Dean, CBMA, LSPU-SC
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Ayala, Associate Dean, CBMA, LSPU-SPCC
  • Mr. Wilfredo V. Dangue, Associate Dean, CBMA, LSPU-LBC
  • Dr. Bernard S. Paquitol, Ph. D., Dean, College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) of LSPU-SCC
  • Mr. Rodelio R. Camarillo, M.S.Crim., Associate Dean, CCJE, LSPU-SC
  • Mr. Marlon M. Wankey, Associate Dean, CCJE, LSPU-SPCC
  • Mr. Noel D. Wallang Jr, Associate Dean, CCJE, LSPU-LBC
  • Atty. Romel G. Oliva, Dean, College of Law of LSPU-SCC
  • Mr. Joel M. Bawica, M.I.T., Dean, College of Computer Studies (CCS) of LSPU-SC
  • Mr. Enrico R. Rivano, M.S., Associate Dean, CCS, LSPU-SCC
  • A/Prof. Catherine A. Castillo, Associate Dean, CCS, LSPU-SPCC
  • Mr. Jefferson L. Lerios, M.I.T., Associate Dean, CCS, LSPU-LBC
  • Dr. Lolita L. Beato, Ph. D., Dean, College of Agriculture (CAg) of LSPU-SC
  • Dr. Portia R. Marasigan, Ph. D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of LSPU-SPCC
  • Mrs. Celeste C. Marquez, M.S., Associate Dean, CAS, LSPU-SCC
  • Mrs. Zeryl Joy M. Fiscal, Associate Dean, CAS, LSPU-SC
  • Mr. Efren R. Dela Paz, Associate Dean, CAS, LSPU-LBC
  • Dr. Edilberto Z. Andal, Ed. D., Dean, College of Industrial Technology (CIT) of LSPU-SPCC
  • A/Prof. Ernani M. Desamero, M.A.T., Associate Dean, CIT, LSPU-SCC
  • Mrs. Nineveth Grace O. Marco, M.I.H.M., Dean, College of Hospitality Management and Tourism (CHMT) of LSPU-SPCC
  • Mrs. Leslie T. Salazar, M.A., Associate Dean, CHMT, LSPU-SCC
  • Mrs. Marie Aidelweiss V. Inawat, Associate Dean, CHMT, LSPU-SC
  • Mrs. Sharon L. Ramos, Associate Dean, CHMT, LSPU-LBC
  • Dr. Lustina P. Lapie, Ed. D., Dean, College of Fisheries (CoF) of LSPU-LBC
  • Mrs. Carmela Joy C. Mercado, R.N.D., Acting Dean, College of Food Nutrition and Dietetics (CFND) of LSPU-LBC

Administrative and academic councils

As members of the academe, high ranking and professionally qualified university employees comprise two governing assemblies. The Administrative Council which has the power to review and recommend to the BOR appropriate policies governing the administration, management and development planning of the university consist of the University President as chairman/presiding officer, with the Vice-Presidents, the Campus Directors and Deputy Campus Directors, the College Deans and Associate Deans, the Program Directors and Assistant Directors, and other employees of equal rank as members.

In the same sense, the Academic Council, which include the University President in his capacity as a Full-fledged University Professor (FfUP), the Full-fledged Professors (FfP), and the Associate Professors and Assistant Professors (A/Prof), determine and review the curricular offerings of the university. It also draft rules of discipline, fix the requirements for admission and graduation of students, and recommend conferment of honorary doctorate degrees, among others.

Curricular offerings

Graduate programs

Graduate Studies and Applied Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture major in Crop Science, and Animal Science
  • Doctor of Education major in Educational Management, with areas of concentration in Higher Education, Secondary Education and Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management, and Guidance and Counseling
  • Master of Arts /Master of Arts in Teaching major in Mathematics, Social Science, English, Filipino, Physical Education, Technology and Home Economics, Science and Technology, Grade Level Mathematics, and Speech Communication
  • Master of Science major in Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
  • Master of Public Administration

College of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws, the Law Curriculum leading to the Degree of Juris Doctor

Undergraduate programs

College of Teacher Education

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education, Pre-Elementary Education, and Special Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Filipino, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, MAPEH, and TLE
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education major in Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology, Electrical Technology, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, Drafting Technology, Computer Technology, Garments Technology, and Food Technology

College of Criminal Justice Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology

College of Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology

College of Fisheries

  • Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Fishery

College of Industrial Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Drafting Technology, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology, Electrical Technology, Food Technology, Automotive Technology, Electronics Technology, and Garments Technology

College of Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics

College of Business Management and Accountancy

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Home Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship major in Marketing, and Production
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration

College of Computer Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Electronics

College of Food Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

College of Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism

College of Nursing and Allied Health

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Student affairs

The Supreme Student Council (SSC) is composed of the officers of the student councils on each campus, moderated by the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS). One of the campus student council presidents is elected the federated president, to represent the students in the BOR.

A Student Publication Unit moderated by the OSAS is also maintained in the four regular campuses. These publications consists of student journalists in elected posts.

  • Santa Cruz Campus - The Gears
  • Siniloan Campus - The Baybay Granary
  • San Pablo City Campus - Technology Advocate
  • Los Baños Campus - The Bay Breeze

Notable alumni

Politics and governance

Business

  • Hon. Panfilo O. Domingo, Chairman of the Board of Allied Bank and University of the East
  • Hon. Daisaku Ikeda, Founding Chairman, Soka Gakkai Global Network, Japan
  • Hon. Itaru Ishii, President and Director, Ishii Brothers's Company, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hon. Ben Lee, President and Founder, EDS Business School, Penang, Malaysia
  • Hon. Roberto C. Licup, Sr., Regional Assistant to the President on Social Welfare, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
  • Hon. John K. Tan, President, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
  • Hon. Robin C. Sy, Honorary President, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
  • Hon. Raymond Tay KL, Managing Director, MYCOM, Singapore
  • Hon. Efren M. Canlas, Structural Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Management Specialist

Education

  • Hon. Douglass L. Capogrossi, President, Akamai University, Hawaii, United States of America
  • Hon. Bae Sung Hee, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Moonsung Educational Foundation, Changwon College, South Korea
  • Hon. Tu Quang Hien, President, Thai Nguyen University, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Hon. Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Education and Training, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Hon. Saturnino M. Ocampo, Jr., Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education, Republic of the Philippines
  • Hon. Carlito S. Puno, Chairman, Commission on Higher Education, Republic of the Philippines
  • Hon. Dang Kim Vui, Rector, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Hon. Ricardo A. Wagan, President-emeritus, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Province of Laguna, Philippines
  • Hon. Lee Won Suk, President, Changwon Moonsung University, South Korea

References


  • LSPU Five-Year Development Plan 2007-2012. Printed in 2007
  • LSPC Code (Revised Copy, 2004). Approved pursuant to Board Resolution No. 104, s. 1991 dated December 18, 1991 and further Confirmed through Board Resolution No. 9, s. 1992 dated May 19, 1992
  • LSPC Annual Report 2006. Printed in 2007
  • LSPU Student Handbook 2007, 2012 editions


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