Compostela Valley State College

Compostela Valley State College


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Welcome to Compostela Valley State College (CVSC)!

The Compostela Valley State College was established through Republic Act 10598 on June 4, 2013 . Its history dates back to the 1990s when then Congressman Rogelio Sarmiento drafted a bill for the creation of a Davao de Oro State College. A latter bill, bearing the name Compostela Valley State College, was then filed by his successor, Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora when he assumed office as representative of the First District of Compostela Valley in 2001. He re-filed the bill in his two succeeding terms as District Representative, but did not succeed to see the bill become a law.

Congresswoman Maria Carmen Zamora succeeded her father in the Fifteenth Congress which commenced in July 2010. As soon as she re-filed the bill for the creation of the Compostela Valley State College with relevant updates, she fought for its approval into a law with single-mindedness and ferocity. Her efforts were rewarded four weeks before her first term ended through the signing of the law on June 4, 2013.

With no budget for the year and too late for the opening of classes, the newly-created College convened its first Board of Trustees on November 26, 2013 to map up its future. Soon after, the Governing Board appointed Dr. Jesus Antonio Derije as Project Director , and later as Officer-in-Charge of the fledgling college, to study and take initiatives for its eventual opening and smooth operations.

By the first quarter of 2014, with the active involvement of Commission on Higher Education Regional Director Raul Alvarez, an agreement with the University of Southeastern Philippines for the latter’s campus in Compostela to serve as the main campus of the Compostela Valley State College was hatched. Soon after, agreements with the Local Governments of Compostela, Maragusan, Montevista and New Bataan took shape for the initial operations of the College in each of the branches.

By June of 2014, the College opened its doors for some 1,700 freshmen enrollees in the four branches with programs in agriculture, education and entrepreneurship as the initial offerings. Operations were funded from student fees. Faculty and non-teaching staff were hired from within the province and few from other provinces. They were paid from student fees. In addition to those prepared prior to the opening of classes, vital policies to guide the organization and operations of the College were quickly crafted.

With the early preparation of the succeeding year’s budget, Congresswoman Zamora had to work with greater fervor for the inclusion of the College in the 2015 national budget. This became a reality as the College was listed in the 2015 General Appropriations Act with a budget of Php35 million. Meanwhile, the initial structures began to rise in both the Compostela and Maragusan campuses.

In February 2015, Dr. Jonathan Bayogan was appointed by the Governing Board as Officer-in-Charge. He followed through the earlier efforts and presided over the hiring of the initial batch of regular faculty and non-teaching staff provided in the regular budget. Additional policies for academic operations and governance were likewise crafted. Legal documents in the form of local ordinances for the occupancy and building of structures were firmed up with the local government units. Additional structures began to rise with funding initiatives from Congresswoman Zamora and from capital outlay budget of the College.

Meanwhile, during the 11th Special CVSC BOT Meeting conducted on May 24, 2016, Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera was appointed as the First President of the college commencing on June 9, 2016. The appointment of Dr. Ganiera stabilized the progress of the college and improved the operations and outlook of the stakeholders. Furthermore, all four campuses of the college also now house at least one academic building and additional infrastructures are being built to expedite the progress of CVSC, its students, and all its stakeholders.

Initiatives for compliance to program standards and good governance were also given emphasis. These include curriculum development and compliance, space and structure development, physical and instructional facilities development, faculty and staff development, and additional manpower. In addition to efforts to achieve teaching excellence, efforts for collaboration in the areas of research and extension were done. This resulted to regular budgets, activities and collaboration initiatives in these important academic areas.

An advocacy to make the College known was also done by participating in regional, Mindanao-wide and national activities involving higher education institutions. The College likewise served in municipal and provincial committees, activities and projects, and joined various local functions.

Furthermore, the College has already conducted several activities aimed at improving its academic and administrative services and achieved accreditation from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP) and other accrediting bodies. This will put CVSC in a better position to reach the echelon reserved for the top tertiary education institutions of the country.



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