by Rex Godinez Ortega, Office of the Chancellor
The Evaluation Committee formed to determine if Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol shall be granted a second term in office is set to visit the campus on September 12, 2016 to conduct consultations with Institute officials, faculty and staff members, students, alumni, and representatives from the community.
The consultations and interviews will be done at the InnoHive located on the third floor of the College of Engineering and Technology (COE&T).
The seven-member committee is chaired by Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman, the first woman President of the University of the Philippines (2005-2011).
Representing the various sectors are the following members: Dr. Zenaida G. Gersana, CESO III of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd); Dr. Oscar B. Cabanalez of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC); Prof. Marlene P. Siaron (for the academic community); Ms Regina S. Antequisa (for private sector); and Mr. Roberto N. Lim (for alumni).
Dr. Mary Joyce Guinto-Sali, Secretary to the University and the MSU Board of Regents (BOR), is the seventh member of the evaluation committee, and acts as its secretary.
The committee was formed on July 20, 2016 by virtue of Special Order No. 465 – OP, S. 2016, which was issued by MSU President Habib Macaayong.
The issuance of the S.O. was pursuant to the adoption by the BOR of search procedures for MSU campus chancellors (BOR Res. No. 92 S. 2016) during the board’s 235th meeting in Manila last June 29, 2016.
The formation of the committee is also in accordance with the pertinent provisions of CHEd Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 16 Series of 2009, otherwise known as the Rules and Regulations Governing the Search for President of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
In its June meeting, the BOR decided to apply CMO No. 16 – which allowed for evaluation as an alternative to the regular search process for second termers – in the case of Chancellors of MSU campuses.
The evaluation is less rigorous in terms of requirements and documents to be submitted compared to a regular search.
However, the decision to have a regular search continues to remain an option for the BOR, especially in the event they would not be satisfied by the report of the evaluation committee assessing Chancellor Tanggol’s performance.
Nevertheless, in such a situation, Chancellor Tanggol would still qualify to be included in the regular search.
The evaluation committee will consult with key Institute officials, College Deans, School Directors, and several cost centers heads of their choosing. It will also consult with 10 student leaders, including the student council president and college paper editor-in-chief.
Randomly selected faculty members, as well as representatives from the alumni association and the community, will also be interviewed.
After the evaluation committee finishes the consultations, it will then interview Chancellor Tanggol himself.
The committee’s work on campus will start with a 30-minute briefing scheduled at 8 o’clock in the morning at the COE&T’s Amphitheater.