LA TRINIDAD – The Benguet State University Board of Regents has named Dr. Feliciano Calora as the state university’s sixth president.
Following the rigorous selection process, Dr. Calora was named as the new president of the state university and took his oath on Wednesday.
Calora served for 26 years at the BSU before transferring to the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology where he became the Forestry and Environment Division head.
Prior to his new appointment, Calora was the Dean of the College of Forestry and the vice president for Academic Affairs.
He takes over the school from Dr. Jones Feliciano, who has been BSU officer-in-charge since December last year.
Calora bested eight other applicants for the position of president who came from the BSU and other institutions as well.
The BSU family led by Feliciano and former BSU president Dr. Ben Ladilad welcomed the new president on Thursday.
Calora vowed to give and strive for the best for the university. Some of the goals he aims for during his term are sustaining, developing and providing strategies to enhance food security, quality education, gender equality, sustainable communities, industry innovation, responsive consumption, climate resilience, institutional development and partnerships.
He vowed that the under his term, the university would be transparent in all its transaction. He would have better relation with the BSU by having consultations with faculty and staff, students, partners and the community as well.
Calora also assured to help in the problem with the Benguet Agri Pinoy Trading Center which until now is not being utilized by the farmers who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of the project./JDP/RMC- PIA CAR