Congratulations Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena, our new president!
The Board of Regents, the university’s highest decision-making body, elected Dr. Ochotorena as its 6th president in a special meeting held September 2.
A holder of Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and Governance degree from the University of the Visayas, Dr. Ochotorena served as WMSU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) from 2014 to 2020. She also served as the Dean of Admissions on concurrent capacity as OIC-VPAA from June 2004 to 2013.
Her goals and development for WMSU include:
•Provide academic programs, services and learning environment that will serve as an avenue to effectively produce world-class graduates who are ready to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0;
• Promote innovative research and development system necessary to meet the globalization of technology and disseminate relevant knowledge to the community;
• Provide accessible and customer-focus administrative support system which will promote partnerships and establish linkages with students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders;
• Increase financial capability to be more self-sufficient through partnership and collaboration with business sectors and other income-generating programs and projects;
• Involve in community development services that are demand-driven to promote the general well-being and uplift the social and economic conditions of people in the community.