Board of Trustees


Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education
Vice Chairman

OIC - Office of the SUC President III, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College

Chairman, Senate Committee on Higher Technical and Vocational Education
Represented by Hon. Edgardo D. Zaragoza

Chairman, Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives

OIC - Regional Director, National Economic and Development Authority - Region I

OIC - Regional Executive Director, Department of Agriculture

Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology - Region I

Alumni Trustee

Faculty Trustee

Private Sector Representative

Student Trustee
Board Secretary

RA 8547

Sec. 4.    The Governing Board; Manner of Appointment. — (a) Composition — The governing body is hereby vested in the Board of Trustees which shall be composed of the following:

(i)    Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), chairman;

(ii)    President of the College, vice-chairman;

(iii)    Chairmen of the Congressional Committees on Education and Culture;

(iv)    Regional director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) where the main campus of the College is located;

(v)    Regional director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST);

(vi)    President of the faculty association;

(vii)    President of the supreme student council or the student representative elected by the student council: provided, that in the absence of a student council president or student representative elected by the student council, the College shall schedule one (1) week for the campaign and election of a student representative;

(viii)    President of the alumni association of the College; and

(ix)    Two (2) prominent citizens who have distinguished themselves in their professions or fields of specialization chosen from among a list of at least five (5) persons qualified in the province where the school is located, as recommended by the search committee constituted by the President in consultation with the chairman of the CHED based on the normal standards and qualifications for the position.

The private sector representatives shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of a duly constituted search committee.

(b)    Term of Office — The presidents of the faculty and alumni associations and the student regents or trustees shall sit in the Board until the Expiration of their term of office in such capacities.

The prominent citizens shall serve for a term of two (2) years.

(c)    Meetings; Quorum — The Board of Trustees shall regularly convene at least once every quarter. The chairman of the Board of Trustees may call a special meeting whenever necessary: provided, that members are notified in writing at least three (3) days prior to said meeting.

A majority of all members holding office shall constitute a quorum for board meetings: provided, that the chairman of the CHED who is the chairman of the Board or the president of the College is among those present in the meeting. In the absence of the chairman of the CHED, a commissioner of the CHED, duly designated by him, shall represent him in the meeting with all the rights and responsibilities of a regular member: provided, however, that in the said meeting, the president of the College as vice-chairman shall be the presiding officer: provided, further, that this proviso notwithstanding, the chairman of the CHED is hereby authorized to designate a CHED commissioner the regular chair to the Board of the College, in which case said CHED commissioner shall act as the presiding officer.

The members shall serve without compensation, but they shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in their attendance of meetings of the Board or in connection with their official business authorized by resolution of the Board. 




Sec. 5.    Powers and Duties of Governing Board. — The governing board shall have the following specific powers and duties in addition to its general powers of administration and the exercise of all the powers granted to the board of directors of a corporation under Sec. 86 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 68, otherwise known as the Corporation Code of the Philippines:

(a)    To enact rules and regulations not contrary to law as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and functions of the College;

(b)    To receive and appropriate all sums as may be provided for the support of the College in the manner it may determine, in its discretion, to carry out the purposes and functions of the College;

(c)    To receive in trust legacies, gifts and donations of real and personal properties of all kinds, to administer and dispose the same when necessary for the benefit of the College, subject to limitations, directions and instructions of the donors, if any. Such donations shall be exempt from all taxes and shall be considered as deductible items from the income tax of the donor; and

(d)    To fix the tuition fees and other necessary school charges, such as but not limited to matriculation fees, graduation fees and laboratory fees, as their respective boards may deem proper to impose after due consultations with the involved sectors.

Such fees and charges, including government subsidies and other income generated by the College, shall constitute special trust funds and shall be deposited in any authorized government depository bank, and all interests that shall accrue therefrom shall form part of the same fund for the use of the College.

Any provision of existing laws, rules and regulations to the contrary notwithstanding, any income generated by the College from tuition fees and other charges, as well as from the operation of auxiliary services and land grants, shall be retained by the College, and may be disbursed by the Board of Trustees for instruction, research, extension, or other programs/projects of the College: provided, that all fiduciary fees shall be disbursed for the specific purposes for which they are collected.

If, for reasons beyond its control, the College shall not be able to pursue any project for which funds have been appropriated and allocated under its approved program of expenditures, the Board of Trustees may authorize the use of said funds for any reasonable purpose which, in its discretion, may be necessary and urgent for the attainment of the objectives and goals of the College;

(e)    To adopt and implement a socialized scheme of tuition and school fees for greater access to poor but deserving students;

(f)    To authorize the construction or repair of its buildings, machineries, equipment and other facilities and the purchase and acquisition of real and personal properties including necessary supplies, materials and equipment. Purchases and other transactions entered into by the College through the Board of Trustees shall be exempt from all taxes and duties;

(g)    To appoint, upon the recommendation of the president of the College, vice-presidents, deans, directors, heads of departments, faculty members and other officials and employees;

(h)    To fix and adjust salaries of faculty members and administrative officials and employees subject to the provisions of the revised compensation and classification system and other pertinent budget and compensation laws governing hours of service, and such other duties and conditions as it may deem proper, to grant them, at its discretion, leaves of absence under such regulations as it may promulgate, any provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding; and to remove them for cause in accordance with the requirements of due process of law;

(i)    To approve the curricula, institutional programs and rules of discipline drawn by the administrative and academic councils as herein provided;

(j)    To set policies on admission and graduation of students;

(k)    To award honorary degrees upon persons in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of education, public service, arts, science and technology or in any field of specialization within the academic competence of the College and to authorize the award of certificates of completion of non-degree and nontraditional courses;

(l)    To absorb non-chartered tertiary institutions within their respective provinces in coordination with the CHED and in consultation with the Department of Budget and Management, and to offer therein needed programs or courses, to promote and carry out equal access to educational opportunities mandated by the Constitution;

(m)    To establish research and extension centers of the College where such will promote the development of the latter;

(n)    To establish chairs in the College and to provide fellowships for qualified faculty members and scholarships to deserving students;

(o)    To delegate any of its powers and duties provided for hereinabove to the president and/or other officials of the College as it may deem appropriate so as to expedite the administration of the affairs of the College;

(p)    To authorize an external management audit of the institution to be financed by the CHED and to institute reforms, including academic and structural changes, on the basis of the audit results and recommendations;

(q)    To collaborate with other governing boards of state universities and colleges within the province or the region, under the supervision of the CHED and in consultation with the Department of Budget and Management, the restructuring of said colleges and universities to become more efficient, relevant, productive and competitive;

(r)    To enter into joint ventures with business and industry for the profitable development and management of the economic assets of the College or institution, the proceeds from which to be used for the development and strengthening of the College;

(s)    To develop consortia and other forms of linkages with local government units, institutions and agencies, both public and private, local and foreign, in furtherance of the purposes and objectives of the College;

(t)    To develop academic arrangements for institution capability building with appropriate institutions and agencies, public or private, local or foreign, and to appoint experts/specialists as consultants, or visiting or exchange professors, scholars, researchers, as the case as may be;

(u)    To set up the adoption of modern and innovative modes of transmitting knowledge such as the use of information technology, the dual system, open learning, community laboratory, etc., for the promotion of greater access to higher education;

(v)    To establish policy guidelines and procedures for participative decision-making and transparency within the College;

(w)    To privatize, where most advantageous to the College, management and nonacademic services such as health, food, building or grounds or property maintenance and similar such other activities; and

(x)    To extend the term of the president of the College beyond the age of retirement but not later than the age of seventy (70), whose performance has been unanimously rated as outstanding and upon unanimous recommendation by the search committee.

Sec. 6.    Promulgation and Implementation of Policies. — The governing board shall promulgate and implement policies in accordance with the declared state policies on education and other pertinent provisions of the Philippine Constitution on education, science and technology, arts, culture and sports; as well as the policies, standards and thrusts of the CHED under Republic Act No. 7722.