DrMyrnaQMallari2017DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI is the newly elected President and Chairperson of AACCUP. Concurrently, she serves as AACCUP's Training Director for Luzon, despite being President of Tarlac State University (TSU). 

Prior to her appointment to the TSU Presidency, 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.


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DR. RAUL F. MUYONG is the newly elected Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of AACCUP.  Concurrently he  serves as the Agency's 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).



DR. MARIA GLENDA O. DE LARA is AACCUP's newly elected Treasurer and Member of the Board of Trustees.  She is the Director of Auxiliary Services, and an Associate Professor at the Philippine Normal University. She finished her Ed. D in Educational Management at the Technological University of the Philippines. She authored modules & books in T.L.E and Nutrition. She served as evaluator of the K-12 Curriculum;  a program consultant and  evaluator in faculty promotion. She has also presented researches both in national & international conferences and has published in national refereed journals.

Her remarkable accomplishments include:

  • recipient of the AACCUP Award Best Accreditor for the Year 2016
  • recipient of the recognition as Program Specialist for Hotel and Restaurant Management Outcomes‐Based Survey Instrument from AACCUP.  
  • presentor of the Research entitled Validation of the AACCUP OBQA Survey Instrument at the APQN Annual Conference and AGM in Fiji in 2016. 

Dr. De Lara has also attended numerous conferences & is actively involved in the accreditation of programs all over the country. She is commissioned by SEAMEO VOCTECH as the COUNTRY RESEARCHER for the Philippines under the Research Project on FUTURE DEMAND SKILLS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. She has just finished her  Post-Doctoral Degree in Total Quality Management (TQM) at the Centro Escolar University.


Dr. Eduardo T. BagtangDR. EDUARDO T. BAGTANG is re-elected Auditor and Trustee of AACCUP. He also enjoys a fresh mandate among faculty and staff of the Kalinga State University, after having been re-elected President. Dr. Bagtang also serves as 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. CorpusDR. 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. CECILIO  O. MANARPAAC of Palawan State University - Trustee


DR. MARIA RHODORA E. MALICDEM of Pangasinan State University-Trustee


Prof. Ricky G. Abaleña IIIPROF. RICKY G. ABALEÑA III is a re-elected 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).


DR. HEDELIZA A. PINEDA  of Cebu Technological University - Trustee


DrRolandoFHechanova copyDR. ROLANDO F. HECHANOVA is a newly elected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees.  He is the President of Sultan Kudarant State University with a degree in BS Aricultural Engineering major in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from Mindanao Institute of Technology (now University of Southern Mindanao).  He took up his Masters in Agricultural Engineering major in Soil and Water conservation Engineering minor in Statistics and his Ph. D. in Soil Physics cognates: Statistics and Agricultural Meteorology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños as a scholar of PCARRD, PASUC and ADB-IIMI respectively. 

He started his career in the academe at Isabela State University as Dean of the College of Engineering and subsequently as Dean of Graduate Studies. He transferred to Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College (SKPSC) now Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) in 1998. At SKSU, he was designated as Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Research, Development and Extension.

As a result of his exemplary track record, he was cited for several awards. To name a few, he was hailed as Most Outstanding Alumni of the University of Southern Mindanao (USM). Likewise, he received a Plaque of Recognition as an outstanding scholar of PCARRD, and was also recognized by Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers for his invaluable contribution in the advancement of the agricultural engineering profession. He is now a member of the Board of Trustees of AACCUP.


DR. CONSORCIO S. NAMOCO, JR. of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - Trustee


DR. RICELI C. MENDOZA is a re-elected trustee of AACCUP.  This indefatigable lady also serves as AACCUP's Training Director for Mindanao. 

She is the Faculty Regent of the University of Southern Mindanao. Her various designations also 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.