THE Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) celebrated its 7th year of establishment in Porac town with officials vowing to increase student population and courses in the coming years.
The celebration was held over the weekend with President Enrique Baking and local government officials of Porac in attendance. Vice Mayor Dexter David and Mayor Condralito dela Cruz vowed their continued support for the operations of the campus adding that they will be offering more scholarship grants to increase population in the said campus.
Baking also said that the state university is studying the possibility of offering other courses in the said campus to boost population.
It could be recalled that the Municipal Government of Porac formally turned over last October the lands and facilities of the campus under the direct management of the state university.
It could be remembered that in 2012 DHVSU signed a memorandum of agreement with Porac for the establishment of a campus in this town. Councilor Ludi Muli was chiefly responsible for pushing the ordinance establishing the satellite campus in 2012, while Councilor Fritzie David-Dizon donated the lot for the nearby extension campus for engineering courses.
The first batch of students was temporarily housed in buildings at the Porac Model Community Resettlement Area while buildings for the campus were being constructed through the Municipal Government of Porac.
The Porac campus was able to have its first batch of graduates in 2016. The campus was able to graduate some 44 students. Twenty students finished the Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education course while 24 more got their respective diploma for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
The turnover would effectively enable the DHVSU officials to start full operations at the campus.
DHVSU has satellite campuses in Mexico and Santo Tomas while another campus in Lubao town is currently being established.