Dr. Nursia M. Barjose, former head of the graduate school of the College of Nursing, was recently installed as the Dean of the College of Nursing via a turn-over ceremony on Monday, October 20 at the CN Audio-Visual Room.
WMSU officials witnessed the official turning over of the CN deanship. Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, University President, expressed how blessed WMSU is for CN since the university needs nurturing, which, accordingly, the nursing profession is best at.
With the president are Vice President for Planning, Administration and Finance-Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez, VP for Research, Extension Services and External Linkages, Dr. Roberto B. Torres and VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena, who challenged the new dean, Dr. Barjose to bring back the glory of the college by achieving a 100% passing rate in licensure exams. Also with the officials was Dr. Wilfredo D. Carreon of Jose Rizal Memorial State University.
In her acceptance message, Dr. Barjose expressed her thanks to the administration for its support to the college and for welcoming her as she takes a new leaf from being the head of the graduate school to dean of the college. Further, she pledged to continue the college’s support to the university by aligning its vision and mission towards that of the academe’s and to contribute to building a research culture within the university. This, she supported with a quote from American writer Elbert Hubbard: “…an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn, and eternally disparage, resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart’s content, but as long as you are part of the institution, do not condemn it.”
Before officially turning over the deanship to Dr. Barjose, Prof. Leila D. Benito thanked the faculty for their cooperation and support to her administration of two and a half years, stating how their rigorous efforts have paved way to achieving level 3 accreditation status.
Prof. Benito now holds the position as a technical associate of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. (Mandy Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)