14 March 2017
MEMO TO : THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
RE : New Dimensions in the University's Organizational Structure
With the approval of the Board of Trustees during their 25 February 2017 meeting, we commence the implementation of our Five-Year Strategic Plan Framework (2017-2022) by clarifying and introducing new dimensions in the University Organizational Structure for clearer lines of accountability and authority and for a more effective supervision and monitoring.
This includes the creation of Vice President posts for Higher Education, Administration, Social
Development and Formation, in addition to the VP for Basic Education (refer to MEMO 16-17:36). We, therefore, are amending the current positions called Assistants to the President for Administration, Formation, and Social Development to Vice Presidents because they oversee University-wide offices, centers and programs. Thus, FR RICHARD V ELLA SJ will be the Vice President for Administration and FR WILFREDO M SAMSON SJ is Vice President for Formation. A VP for Social Development shall be appointed in the future.
Similarly, the post of Assistant to the President, currently held by MS RENEE VIEVE VECINA-KANINDOT, shall be called Executive Assistant to the President whose primary function is to assist the President in his day-to-day executive leadership functions.
There shall also be three other Assistants to the President for some important aspects of administration: (1) Analytics and Planning which is needed for a more strategic and operationally efficient, data-driven decision-making, and includes data-based analysis of University internal operations (academic, non-academic, personnel, finance, facilities) and external environment (e.g. education market, competitors); (2) Quality Assurance and Leadership Development, for a more concerted monitoring of institutional activities and processes related to accreditation and quality assurance by PAASCU, CHED, LEB and other groups, and for a more effective leadership and management training, performance management, and succession planning; and, (3) Rebuilding for our expeditious return to normal operations after the July 2016 fire, which includes planning, coordinating and implementing activities related to rebuilding.
I am, thus, grateful that the following have agreed to take on these important tasks: MR RALPH JORLINE M CHUA as the Assistant to the President for Analytics and Planning; DR REBECCA V FERNANDEZ as Assistant to the President for Quality Assurance and Leadership Development; and, ENGR EUGENE S KANINDOT who shall continue with his assignment as Assistant to the President for Rebuilding (refer to MEMO 16-17:12).
I thank the new vice presidents and my assistants for their generosity of time and talents in the service of the University’s mission of education and social transformation in Western Mindanao and beyond.
FR KAREL S SAN JUAN SJ