Batangas State University’s alumni and industry partners converged for a Strategic Planning Workshop entitled, “The University of the Future” on May 25, in preparation for its ten-year Strategic Plan. This was held at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City.
VP for External Affairs and ICT Services Prof. Rogelio A. Antenor took over the opening program on behalf of University President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, who left a message of gratitude for the participants.
“BatStateU ventures in a new horizon to ensure that its programs are constantly adapting to the shifting landscape in the academe and international industry”, said Dr. Ronquillo in his message as he emphasized the importance of the said workshop along with the efforts and contributions of the alumni and industry partners to the university’s development. “We firmly believe that our alumni and industry partners will play a crucial role in providing direction to the university on how we should create the best possible learning environment as we shape our students according to what the world industries require”, he added.
The president also expressed his delight by acknowledging the participants’ responsiveness over the new endeavour of the university. “Your presence is a concrete testament of your active support to the university’s enduring legacy of producing graduates who shall become future prime movers of the nation by leading innovations and transforming lives”, he said.
Prof. Antenor, afterwards, discussed the university’s strategic planning process and framework which covers six pillars namely: Brand of Excellence, Access, Social Relevance, Inclusive Innovation, Capacity and Sustainability or BASICS. This was followed by the presentation of VP for Administration and Finance Atty. Luzviminda C. Rosales about the journey of BatStateU in the last five years.
Meanwhile, DTI Advisor for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo, facilitated an open discussion where participants shared their insights and ideas under the six pillars of the strategic planning framework. The discussion opened opportunities for the enhancement of the university’s competency in the areas of research, student development and linkages.
VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Erma B. Quinay ended the program thanking the participants for their commitment and support to the university.