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Laguna State Polytechnic University

The Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) (Tagalog: Pambansang Politeknikong Pamantasan ng Laguna) is a state university in the Province of Laguna, Philippines, with four regular campuses and several auxiliary sites. It is currently classified as SUC Level III (CHED Memorandum Order 12, series of 2018).

Laguna State Polytechnic University
MottoIntegrity, Professionalism and Innovation
TypeState University
Established1952
PresidentDr. Mario R. Briones
Location,
AffiliationsPhilippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association

Agricultural Colleges Association of the Philippines
Website[1]

CampusesEdit

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 Wawa 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, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Arts and Sciences, 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 is a "Center of Development" in Teacher Education (CHED Memorandum Order 26, series of 2016) and also concentrates on Industrial Technology.

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 in Nagcarlan, Laguna and in Lopez, Quezon, a manpower extension campus in Magdalena, Laguna as well as two International Language Studies Centers in Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam, and Changwon Moonsung University, South Korea.

Governance and organizationEdit

Board of RegentsEdit

The governance of the University is vested in the Board of Regents (or Lupon ng mga Rehente) commonly abbreviated as BOR. The board, with its 10 members, is the highest decision-making body of the LSPU System.

The Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) serves as the Board's Chairperson while the President of the Laguna State Polytechnic University is the Vice-Chairperson. The Chairpersons of the Committees of Higher Education of the Senate and the House of Representatives are also members, concurrent with their functions as committee chairpersons.

The Regional Directors of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Region IV-A CALABARZON also serves as regular members.

The LSPU students, represented by the Federated Supreme Student Council (FSSC), nominate a Student Regent. While a Faculty Regent is likewise nominated by the faculty members of the whole University through the LSPU Faculty Association (LSPU FA). Alumni are represented by the President of the LSPU Alumni Association. Their membership is coterminous with their respective terms, while the remaining two members are from the Private Sector who are prominent citizens of the Province of Laguna.

Regent
Chairman Hon. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, D.P.A. Chairman, Commission on Higher Education
Vice-Chairperson Hon. Mario R. Briones, Ed. D. President, Laguna State Polytechnic University
Member Hon. Senator Francis Joseph G. Escudero Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Culture and Arts
Member Hon. Congresswoman Dulce Ann K. Hofer Chairperson, House Committee on Higher and Technical Education
Member Hon. Alexander R. Madrigal, Ph. D. Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology - Region IV-A
Member Hon. Luis G. Banua Regional Director, National Economic and Development Authority - Region IV-A
Member Hon. Julian A. Lapitan Private Sector Representative
Member Hon. Evelia V. Religioso Private Sector Representative
Member Hon. Gregoria P. Realeza Federated President, LSPU Faculty Association
Member Hon. Philip Thomas V. Paruan Federated President, LSPU Supreme Student Council

University PresidentEdit

Presidents of Laguna State Polytechnic University
Name Tenure of office

Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan 1987–February 7, 2011; (OIC) February 8-May 2, 2011
Dr. Nestor M. De Vera May 3, 2011–May 2, 2019
Dr. Eden C. Callo (OIC) May 3–20, 2019
Dr. Mario R. Briones May 21, 2019–present

The University is headed by the University President, appointed by the board, who has a renewable of four-year term. The new university president is Dr. Mario R. Briones, from San Pablo, Laguna. Elected on the same day as his natal day on May 21, he studied Doctor of Education in Educational Management at Laguna State Polytechnic University. Prior to his election as the 3rd University President, he served the University particularly San Pablo City Campus in various capacities.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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