COMPOSTELA Valley State College (CVSC) witnessed a momentous event as it held the investiture of Dr. Chirstie Jean Villanueva-Ganiera, the first president of the foremost state-run tertiary academic institution in the province, at the Compostela Municipal Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Members of the CVSC Board of Trustees (BOT), faculty and staff from the four campuses of the state college and students, as well as political bigwigs in the ComVal province were all present to congratulate Dr. Ganiera who assumed office last June 9, 2016.

Previously, the president of Kapalong College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, the only locally-funded college in Mindanao to be accredited Level I by the Commission on Higher Education (Ched), Dr. Ganiera will look to do the same and more in CVSC which was just established in 2013.

BOT members who were present during the event were National Economic Development Authority (Neda)-Davao Assistant Regional Director Priscilla Sonido who came on behalf of Neda-Davao Director Maria Lourdes Lim, Joseph Nolan Jacinto who represented House of Representatives Chair on Higher and Technical Education Ann Hofer, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) Executive Director Dr. Herbert Glenn Reyes who represented PASUC President Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, Department of Science and Technology-Davao Regional Director Anthony Sales, 1st District Representative of Compostela Valley Maria Carmen Zamora, CVSC Faculty Federation President Lilybeth Matunhay, CVSC Non-Teaching Staff Association President Merla Getubig, Private Sector Representative Almalyn Costelo, and CVSC Student Federation President Weneberth Terez.

Meanwhile, Ched Chair and BOT Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, represented by Ched Regional Director Dr. Raul Alvarez, officially proclaimed Dr. Ganiera as the maiden president of CVSC, which signaled the conclusion of the investiture rites.

ComVal Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy also graced the affair and stressed his confidence in the administration of President Ganiera.

"I expect CVSC to grow to a population of 8000 students ten years from now. While we grow and take into fold the Comvaleño youth to mold, this shall always be paramount and shall not be compromised - quality education. For I only intend to provide the best college education to Comvalenos . Thus, this would entail first and foremost quality learning environment and academic personnel - which we should commit to obtain," said newly-appointed CVSC president Dr. Ganiera during her speech. (PR)