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DR. MIRIAM EDULIAN PASCUA took her oath of office as the 6th President on 28 April 2005 with CHED Commissioner Dr. Cristina Padolina as the administering officer. She accepted the MMSU mace, symbol of authority and responsibility of the president of the university, in a simple turn over ceremony on 03 May 2005. The ceremony was conducted infront of the University Administration building and attended by MMSU constituents from all campuses. In that ceremony, Dr. Pascua expressed her desire to continue and/or put some modification/innovations to the existing programs and projects of the university in its four-fold functions of instruction, research, extension and agribusiness. She likewise reiterated that she cannot do the work all alone. Corollary to this, she solicited the cooperation each of the MMSU constituents in governing the university.
In her acceptance speech during the turn over ceremony, Dr. Miriam E. Pascua described the following 10-point agenda as guide of her administration in upholding the legacy of excellence left by her predecessors. These are embodied in the first 10 letters of the English Alphabet.
The Ten-Point Agenda of the President
- Accreditation of academic programs
- Better facilities and services to students
- Comprehension review of Curriculum offsprings, so that these become more responsive to the needs of the industry and employment agency
- Develop the faculty and staff so that they can pursue relevant gradient and postgraduate studies
- Expand extension services and resource sharing
- Fiscal budgeting in all academic units to optimize resources
- Generate more income by intensifying farm development; and agricultural and marine fish production; creation of a business affair directorate; and optimizing the rentals of existing facilities and equipment, including land
- Have more responsive, relevant, scholarly R & D activities not only in the agriculture and fishery but also in the basic sciences such as the fields engineering; health sciences; business, economics and accountancy; teacher education; and industrial technology among others
- Improvement of all physical properties in all colleges and units, including the library system
- Just fair and honest governance