Pres. Azanza on empowering CatSU students

Category : Students | Sub Category : FCSC Posted on 2021-07-14 23:02:03

Pres. Azanza on empowering CatSU students

Another history has been made again at the Catanduanes State University with unfolding of important events in the early days of leadership at CatSU under its SUC President III, Dr.Patrick Alain T. Azanza. 

On July 14, 2021, Pres. Azanza led the turn-over of the exclusive Smart Student Center at the CatSU Virac Main Campus to FCSC led by Honorable Student Regent Renz Mickenly T. Tanael. Architect Jose G. Ong, CIT Dean, and Engr. Jose Rafael R. Manoguid, Building and Grounds Services Chief, were directed by Dr. Azanza to ensure the upkeep of the building and premises assigned to the student sector, including the installation of internet connection in the said area. 

The turn-over was witnessed by Student Support Services Director John Cyrus B.Francis, along with Marielle Noquiao, FCSC VP, Hannah Eden Santos, CHS SBO President, and Levi Condeno, Property Custodian. 

True to his commitment to empower the students, the present Administration has provided a Student Desk right inside the Office of the President as part of the advocacy for Shared Governance. "The students are the very reason why the University exists. Thus, I want them to have direct access to the University President and all the other offices", the President said. 

A few days ago, the Office of the President also turned over the management of student funds to the Office of the Student Regent so the students can independently decide on how to spend their funds, with full autonomy, subject to COA rules. "These initiatives of the University are part of my personal commitment to ensure that those who comprise the largest sector of our academic institution - the students - are empowered and given the proper attention, care and respect that they deserve", the President said.

He also added: "As a former UPLB Student Council Chairman and concurrent Chairman of the KASAMA SA UP during my student days, I fully understand the sentiments of the students. In my proposed CatSU Comprehensive Development Plan, there will be a Student Complex which will cater to the needs of all CatSU Students equipped with student lounge with internet access and food services, green spaces, digital library, meeting rooms, dormitories, gym and other modern facilities. I will ensure that my Administration will focus on students needs and welfareā€¯.