Cardoso says it’s ‘harvest time’ for SSU
Catbalogan City – On her message during the Samar State University (SSU) Personnel General Meeting and Management Review, Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso, University President, said that the University is now reaping what it sowed.
Cardoso enumerated ‘in a nutshell’ the major accomplishments of the University for Academic Year 2018-2019.
Quoting the famous line of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Cardoso emphasized that all of the personnel have ‘left a trail’ for SSU.
“We might have taken a bumpy road to success, maybe we have taken a road less travelled, but with your cooperation and support, all of us have left a trail for Samar State University. Each one of you has a big contribution to our achievements”, she said.
One of the accomplishments of the University is the establishment of four Research and Development Centers: Eastern Visayas Crustacean Resources Research and Development Center (established in 2018); Center for Engineering, Science and Technology Innovations (established in 2016); Center for Culture and Social Issues (established in 2016); and Center for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (established in 2016).
Another accomplishment is the recognition received by the University as the Top Patent Filer of the Philippines in 2019, bagging the highest patents filed from 2009-2018 awarded by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil).
Some of the many accomplishments reported by Cardoso include compliance of the Performance Based Bonus (PBB); SSU being the 31st in rank in the Philippines and 1st in Eastern Visayas based on UniRank; SSU as a certified MikroTik Academy; and the international travels of faculty and students outside the country.
Cardoso congratulated the host on the recently concluded 84th Commencement and Investiture Ceremonies, the SSU-Mercedes Campus (SSU-MC) headed by Dr. Ricardo T. Severo, Jr., SSU-MC Campus Director, for a job well done.
She also thanked the SSU Personnel Association (SSU-PA) led by Engr. Esteban A. Malindog, SSU-PA President, for a successful Recognition and Hooding Ceremonies.
Along with Cardoso, the four vice presidents also presented their accomplishments for review. Dr. Felisa E. Gomba, Vice President for Academic Affairs, on Academic Matters; Engr. Ma. Lourdes P. Amante, Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, on Student Matters; Dr. Lydia A. Gonzales, Vice President for Administration and Finance, on Support Services; and Dr. Ronald L. Orale, Vice President for Research and Extension, on R&D and Extension.