NEWS AND EVENTS
- CVSC GETTING BACK TO WORK SAFELY AFTER ECQ Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) safely navigated reopening work operations while prioritizing employees’ right to safe work environment thru Memorandum Circular No. 024, series of 2020 from the College President Read More
- PRAY, BELIEVE AND RECEIVE “Only God can turn your obstacles into opportunities; your opportunities into results; your failures into achievements; your pain into power.” This how the first ever Top 1 coming from Compostela Read More
- CVSC HONORS 283 GRADUATES IN THE 2ND COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES With the theme “CVSC Graduates at the Forefront of ASEAN Region: Excellent Competent, Bold”, Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) – Main Campus honored 283 (BEED-43; BSED-116; Entrepreneurship-111; Agriculture-13) graduates Read More
Welcome to Compostela Valley State College (CVSC)!
The Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) traces its history back in 2001 when Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” E. Zamora , in his first term as representative of the First District of Compostela Valley, filed a bill creating the college. On July 2010, Congresswoman Maria Carmen S. Zamora who succeeded her father in the Fifteenth Congress fought for the bill’s approval and prospered; thus, paving the way for the establishment of CVSC, the youngest state-funded higher education institution in the Philippines.
By virtue of Republic Act 10598, signed into law on June 4, 2013 by then President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, CVSC started to put in place its operational framework and processes. On November 26, 2013, the governing board chaired by then CHED Chairperson Patricia D. Licuanan, Ph.D., appointed Dr. Jesus Antonio G. Derije as Project Director and eventually the Officer-in-Charge as the college began its maiden classes in SY 2014-2015.
By the first quarter of 2014, with the active involvement of Commission on Higher Education Regional Director Raul C. Alvarez, Jr., 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 also 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.
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 have academic buildings 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, endeavors for collaboration in the areas of research and extension were done. This resulted to regular budgets, activities, and collaboration initiatives in these essential 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.