/ 30 November 2020

THE NEW president of the Benguet State University, Dr. Felipe Comila, vowed to pursue efforts to make the school an international university when he took his oath of office last week.

The oath-taking was done before members of the Board of Regents and Commissioner Lilian de las Llagas of the Commission on Higher Education.

Comila said the school will continue to follow the CARES policy — caring to challenge innovation, advance technology and facilities, revitalize administration, engender partnership, and serve to sustain intergenerational roles.

“The only thing I would do is to give the best service so that we go on with the progress in this province. May this university show a contribution to the development of the province of Benguet and the Cordillera,” Comila said.

Before his appointment as BSU president, he was the director of the school’s Institute of Public Administration and the officer-in-charge vice president for Academic Affairs and former special assistant to the university president.

Comila also pledged to give attention to faculty and staff, and set development goals to address the Covid19 pandemic, such as sustaining protocols set by the government, the health and wellness of employees and students, and the use of learning modalities and work-at-home scheme.

“We continue to strengthen the connectivity and communication transportation, corporate social responsibility of the university and continuously monitor the critical care capacity of the university to students, employees, and stakeholders,” he said.

“We will continue to offer the new programs such as medicine, law and accountancy, certificate in crisis management,” Comila stressed.