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Albay, Legazpi, Philippines

6th BU President

Agenda-Setter for Productive Scholarship

Bicol University continued to forge viable ways to be at the forefront of service to the region and the nation. In 2003, under the first two-year stewardship of Dr. Susana C. Cabredo, the sixth president of the university, the blueprint of the Comprehensive Development (ComDev) Plan finally took shape.

       In 2004, the ComDev plan also restructured BU’s academic courses, which paved the way for the birth of four new colleges: the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, the College of Business, Economics, and Management, and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

       Dr. Cabredo also effected administrative issues aimed at achieving the very essence of the ComDev Plan, which included the deployment of personnel and faculty members, clustering of the administrative and academic workforce, and designating of officials to new posts.

       ICT was also given attention, becoming the centerpiece of the university’s plan to improve efficiency.

       Also, part of the ComDev plan was to establish a medical school at Bicol University. Support for this undertaking was made through the Regional Development Council’s 2009 and 2012 resolutions and some political leaders. On July 27, 2010, the Academic Council of BU approved the curriculum of the Doctor of Medicine Program crafted by an ad-hoc team composed of the Vice Presidents and BU College of Nursing faculty who did the bench-marking of some medical schools in the country.

       She believed that Bicol University would be “A University System of Excellence dedicated to the Generation, Enhancement, and Transfer of Knowledge and Technology, employing state-of-the-art facilities and learning approaches through competent management, and teaching and non-teaching personnel committed to the development of productive scholars imbued with moral and social conscience to sustain regional and national development.”