By the UPDO-MIS Staff
Posted on September 07, 2015
The Board of Regents of CSU has elected its two new members in a special meeting on Sept. 2.
They are Dr. Rex L. Navarro and Lawyer Alejandro Pulido Sr. Navarro is a former professor of the University of the Philippines who has an extensive experience in research here and abroad, while Pulido is a former fiscal who is engaged in local business. With their election, the two will occupy the vacancy left by the two former private sector representatives (PSR) in the Board: Lawyer Ramon Tumaru Jr. and Mr. Juanito De Asis.
The BOR selected the two from eleven individuals who applied for the position. The other applicants were Retired General Rodolfo G. Alvarado, former Provincial Council Member Jenerwin C. Bacuyag, Lawyer Lea C. Balanon, City Councilor Corona C. Borja, former Tuguegarao Water District Director Romeo Corral, former Dean and Vice President Diosdado Dimalanta, former PSR Oscar A. Gannaban, former CSU Campus Executive Officer and Vice President Rogelio Matalang, and Tumaru.
Dr. Roy Morgado, acting board secretary, said the Board engaged in a round of shortlisting until the members reduced the 11 to just six names: Alvarado, Bacuyag, Corral, Gannaban, Navarro and Pulido.
The chair, Dr. Alex Brilliantes, declared that the body would go to vote to select the two new members, and the election ensued. Based on the official results, Navarro earned six votes, while Pulido received 3. Corral and Alvarado got two votes each. Gannaban had one. Bacuyag had none.
The Board-approved administrative manual of the University provides that there should be two PSRs to serve a term of two years each.
The manual also provides that there should be an alumni representative, who is usually the president of the University Alumni Association, serving a term co-terminus with his or her term of office stipulated in the association’s constitution. Currently, the slot of the alumni representative is vacant, and the current Board will soon open applications for the interested candidates.
The CSU-BOR is made up of 12 members. Those who currently sit in the powerful policy making body of CSU are Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, chair of the senate committee on education, arts and culture, and Rep. Roman Romulo, chair of the house committee on higher and technical education.
The regional offices of three key government agencies are represented in the Board through their presents heads: Regional Director Lucresio R. Alviar of the Department of Agriculture, Regional Director Urdujah A. Tejada of the Department of Science and Technology and Regional Director Mary Ann E.R. Darauay of the National Economic Development Authority.
University Faculty Association President Dr. Perfecto V. Vivit serves as the voice of the faculty members of CSU at the Board, while Regent Renz Angelo P. Umambong shares a seat on behalf of the 40,993 students of CSU.
The Board meets quarterly to discuss and deliberate essential concerns having to do with CSU governance.