DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA, JR. is president and chairman of AACCUP. He is also the President of the West Visayas State University. Prior and during his present appointment as president of the premier university, he had strings of administrative positions to name a few: President, Western Visayas College of Science and Technology, Director, National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Inc. (NNQAA) Board; 2nd Vice President of the Regional Association of National Government Executives (RANGE VI); Captain, 601 Squadron Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Commanding Officer Special Action Volunteers Emergency Responder (SAVER Iloilo City), Vice-President of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC National), and the President of PASUC 6; Chairman of Regional Advisory Council (RAC) of the Civil Service Commission in the Western Visayas.
The “International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” by the Global Education Congress in Mumbai India last June 2013 was another reward for his performance. Further, he holds the CSC Career Service Executive Eligibility for Third Level Managerial Position. Contributory factors to his foregoing list of achievements were his scholastic preparations from the elementary, secondary, collegiate and graduate levels where he was always at the top bracket of the honor list, valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude and Benemeritus.
DR. JETER S. SESPEÑE is vice president and vice chairman of AACCUP. He is University professor and former president of Palawan State University. He is one of the few alumnus who successfully go back to his alma mater and take its helm as president. He finished his B. S. Business Education degree at PSU in 1962 when it was still Palawan Teacher’s College. He went on to pursue his Master in Business Administration at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation in Lucena City, and his Ph. D. in Commerce (cum Laude) from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2004.
Prior to his election to the PSU presidency, Dr. Sespeñe has already served as President of the Romblon State College in two successive terms, the last of which he utilized to diligently pursue its conversion to a University. His untiring efforts came to fruition when then Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Republic Act 9721 establishing the Romblon State University in October 14, 2009.
DR. NENITA I. PRADO is secretary and trustee of AACCUP. She is also the AACCUP Training Director for Mindanao. She is Professor VI at the Central Mindanao University (CMU) wherein she concurrently serves as Director of the Office of Admissions, Scholarships and Placement (OASP); Executive Director of the University and the Graduate School Admission Tests Board, and member of the Instructional Materials Development Board and the University Publications Board, respectively. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Association for Graduate Education (PAGE) National and Region 10.
She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Education, major in Research and Evaluation and her Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. She was a recipient of the Asia-Pacific Educators Council grant on the Benchmarking of University Administration of top universities in Japan.
DR. MARIO S. SUBA is treasurer and trustee of AACCUP. He is also the AACCUP Training Director for Luzon. He is a professor of animal breeding and genetics at Central Luzon State University, College of Agriculture. An outstanding teacher and prolific researcher, he had travelled to Germany, Japan, Australia, China and the USA as a visiting scientist and exchange academician. A product of the American Educational System, having obtained his master’s and doctorate programs from Kansas State University, he was also a Fulbright fellow at the Molecular Genetics laboratory of the University of Arkansas, USA.
He is the former Executive Director of the DC-SUC III/CIRPS and a member of the Technical Panel for Agriculture and pool of experts for Ladderized Education Program (LEP) of CHED. Recently, he was listed among the APQN consultants for quality assurance, one of the nine from the Philippines and 122 worldwide.
DR. EDUARDO T. BAGTANG is auditor and trustee of AACCUP. He is former president of the Kalinga-Apayao State College which has just been converted into Kalinga State University under R.A. 10584. He is also the President of the Kalinga Higher Education Institution, an association of the Higher learning institutions in the Province of Kalinga.
He was the President of the Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges (CARASUC) from 2011 to 2013. It was during his term as CARASUC President when the amalgamation model for CAR, which is the Amalgamation Accelerated Model, was conceptualized and approved. This model is now being used as reference by CHED and some SUCs.
DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS is the Founding President and Executive Director of AACCUP and concurrently holds the same executive position in the Agency’s umbrella organization, the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA).
An acknowledged international expert on quality assurance, he has presented numerous papers on this subject, such as that presented at the APQN Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and later at the INQAAHE Conference in Toronto, Canada. In the APQN International Conference and Annual General Meeting on March 8, 2014 attended by fellow internationally-recognized quality assurance experts, he presented his paper on “Implementing the CHED-sponsored Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance”. Dr. Corpus spearheaded the adoption of Institutional Accreditation in the country and today, guides the AACCUP BOT as the Father of Accreditation, in implementing the CHED-sponsored Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance program. He had been a Member of various past CHED Technical Working Groups (TWGs) which could be said to have paved the way for the coming of Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance.
Dr. Corpus also pioneered the introduction of NCC 33 (now NBC 461) the position classification and compensation scheme now enjoyed by the faculty of state universities and colleges in the country.
DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI is trustee of AACCUP. She is the president of Tarlac State University (TSU). Prior to her appointment as president, she was vice president for administration and finance (2012 – 2014) and vice president for administration (2006 – 2009) of TSU and held various other leadership designations which honed her management and leadership skills in preparation for the highest university post. Her leadership and management expertise extends beyond the confines of the Univeristy as she has also strong presence in leadership bodies of different local, regional, and national organizations such as the National Association of CPAs in Education, and the Philippine Institute of Public Accountants among others.
A passionate researcher, Dr. Mallari has won awards for the researches she has conducted and the papers she has presented in local, national and international conferences in the field of business, accountancy and education. She is a Research Fellow of the Royal Institution of Singapore. This outstanding educator holds a doctorate degree in business administration and has served AACCUP in various roles since 1997.
DR. SAMSON L. MOLAO is trustee of AACCUP. He is the president of Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology. Before his assumption of the CFCST Presidency, Dr. Molao has already served the academe for almost twenty (20) years, starting out as Instructor in one of the campuses of the University of Southern Mindanao and steadily rose through the ranks of Assistant to Associate Professor. About a decade into his career, he joined the core Faculty of USM’s Graduate School and College of Education, even serving as the Graduate School’s Associate Dean at one time. He was Director of Instruction and OIC VP for Academic Affairs at the time of his appointment to the CFCST post.
DR. RAUL F. MUYONG is trustee and AACCUP Training Director for the Visayas. He is the president of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U). Prior to his appointment as University President, he held various positions in the academe. He rose from the ranks, serving as elementary grades teacher, high school teacher, college instructor, vocational instruction supervisor, department head, and campus administrator. For his stint as Campus Administrator of the former Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) - Miagao Campus, he was awarded as Best Performing College Key Official of WVCST System by the Committee on Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) on December 17, 2004.
A man with dynamism and strong will, he serves as member of the CHED- TPTE Technical Committee for Technology, and Technology and Livelihood Education and the CHED Regional Quality Assessment Team for Teacher Education. A well-travelled person, he is an accreditor of the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) – Colombo Plan Staff College. He has served AACCUP since 2002 in various roles including as member of the Board of Trustees (2006-2012).
ENGR. ERNESTO A. DELA CRUZ is trustee of AACCUP. He is Professor IV, and the Vice-President for Administration, Business and Finance, and the former Officer in-Charge of the Office of the President, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology. Prior to these, Engr. dela Cruz has already occupied key positions in the University, from Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department, two-time Dean of the College of Engineering, Presidential Assistant on Planning and Development, and as Dean in the College of Architecture. Concurrent to these posts, he also served as Director of Extension Services and Executive Director of the University Review Center.
Engr. de la Cruz is a licensed professional Electrical Engineer who placed 4th in the Professional Electrical Engineers’ Board Exam. Aside from completing a Master’s Degree in Engineering, he also finished a Master in Management early in his career, making him better prepared for the executive and academic positions that come in his career path.
DR. RICELI C. MENDOZA is trustee of AACCUP. She is the director of Quality Assurance of the University of Southern Mindanao. Her various designations include: Program Coordinator (MALT- English), Research Coordinator (USM Graduate School), Technical Working Group (GAD - USM), Manager, USM Review Center, ISO Quality Management Representative, Chairperson, (PMG-PBB -USM) and Project Technical Staff (RUS Region 12).
A holder of a Ph. D. in Applied Linguistics from the De La Salle University, she is often invited as part time lecturer in the graduate schools of the University of Southeastern Philippines, Ateneo de Davao University, University of Southern Mindanao and University of Immaculate Conception in Davao City. She has presented papers in the national and international conferences and a multi-awarded faculty researcher.
PROF. RICKY G. ABALEÑA III is trustee of AACCUP. He is Professor III at the West Visayas State University College of Communication. He was recipient of two prestigious international fellowships, the New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance Study Awards at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and the Study of the United States Institute for Scholars in New Media in Journalism at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA. A media man turned academician, he has served for more than 20 years as journalism professor at WVSU College of Communication and has held the following designations: Dean, College of Mass Communications; Director, Communication and International Affairs Office; Public Information Officer, Coordinator Graduate School of Communication, and Division Chair for Journalism, the last two are designation he still holds at present.
He had been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Asian Congress for Media and Communication (2009 – 2011) and elected to the Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (2002 - 2004).