DHVTSU prexy appointed to 2nd term-A A +A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The first president of the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU), the only state university of Pampanga, has been reappointed to a second term by the university's board of regents.
Dr. Enrique G. Baking, whose first term ends in January 2014, got the board's unanimous approval during its special board meeting held at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) last Tuesday for a second term which ends in 2018.
DHVTSU's 11- man board is chaired by CHED Commissioner Nona S. Ricafort with representatives from the House of Representatives and the Senate, regional directors from the National Economic Development Board and the Deparment of Science and Technology, representatives from the private sector, alumni, faculty and student council as members, and Baking as vice chair.
Baking became DHVTSU's firs president after the former Don Honorio Ventura School of Arts and Trade (DHVCAT) was converted into a state university in 2009 under RA 9832 authored by then Pampanga Third District Rep. Aurelio 'Dong' Gonzales Jr.
Baking's reappointment was recommended by an evaluation committee headed by former University of the Philippines President Emerlinda R. Roman as chairperson. The other committee members were Mariano S. De Jesus, representing the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, Virginia Akiate, CHED Region 3 director, Ernesto J. Arceo from the academic community and Franco D. De Jesus, private sector representative.
The committee rated Baking's performance on the basis of five key results areas (KRAs) namely infrastructure development, administration and finance, teaching and learning and extension and outreach for which he was given an average rating of 4.6, 5 being the highest.
The committee reviewed the university's various pertinent documents such as the annual reports, accomplishment report, reports of the Commission on Audit, institutional development plan, research journals and student publication.
Baking was also rated highly as an academic leader, institution builder, fundraiser and resource mobilizer.
Several sectoral representatives and stakeholders interviewed by the committee described Baking as a visionary, and dreamer, hardworking, results-oriented, supportive, accessible and with good human relations, among others.
Dr. Roman was impressed with the physical development at DHVTSU and its satellite campuses in Mexico and Sto Tomas towns that, at one point, even described DHVTSU as “better than UP”.
For Baking's second term, the committee recommended a realistic projection of enrollment vis-a-vis faculty and classrooms, an R& D agenda, rationalization of the creation of satellite campuses and plan for leadership succession.
Baking, who rose from the ranks as secondary school teacher at the former DHVCAT, has vowed to implement the committee's recommendation.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 19, 2013.