LAMUT, Ifugao -- Dr. Serafin Ngohayon, the incumbent president of the lone state university in the province, recently took his oath of office for another four-year term.

Ngohayon was sworn into office by Commission on Higher Education (Ched) chairperson Patricia Licuanan recently after the Ifugao State University (IFSU) Board of Regents unanimously voted to provide him a second term as university president. He was officially appointed and sworn into office on December 14, 2009 as the first university president by virtue of Section 9 of Republic Act 9720.

With the new term, Ngohayon pledged to continue leading the university towards becoming a center of development and excellence and a state university and college (SUC) level IV-internationally recognized university.

During his first term, he facilitated the crafting, approval and implementation of the IFSU Code; development plan; University Charter and its Implementing Rules and Regulations; development programs, projects and activities and establishment of international linkages and networks and other endeavors that steered the university in greater heights.

IFSU is now focusing on the pursuit of excellence in five major areas like instruction, research and development; extension and training; resource generation and administration and governance.

Ngohayon graduated as Magna Cum Laude with the degree Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology and finished Master of Arts in Teaching at Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela. He also finished his Intensive Japanese Language Course, Master in Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology in Hiroshima University, Hiroshima City, Japan. (Marcelo Lihgawon)