Balanga City, Bataan—Dr. Hermogenes Paguia, Bataan Peninsula State University Acting Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services, is seeking the presidency of his alma mater Bulacan Agricultural State College.
“My goals for BASC include student welfare and development, transparency and governance, and advancement in research and development and innovations, among others,” he told Manila Standard on Tuesday.
Paguia graduated with a BS Agricultural Education degree from the school in San Ildefonso, Bulacan in 1992. He finished his Master of Science in Agriculture from Pampanga Agricultural State University. He took his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Sciences also from the same university in 2006. Currently, he has a faculty rank of Professor VI at BPSU.
“I will push for excellent delivery of instruction through highly qualified, competent and globally competitive faculty and appropriate learning facilities and services. I will promote global competitiveness by offering international training programs, industry immersion, scholarships, and research grants,” he pointed out.
“There will be good governance through transparency in administrative records management, financial budgeting, and utilization monitoring system,” Paguia said.
The professor aspires for BASC to become a leading institution in Advanced Research Development and Innovations with increased budget allocation for the improvement of research facilities and research and development centers, capacity building, incentives, networking, collaboration, and formulation of equitable policies for research and development programs for technology transfer and commercialization.
In almost 24 years in service, Paguia has held numerous posts in BPSU including in the later part of his academic career Director of Research and Development and Director of Extension and Training Services.
He has attended many international and national leadership and research conferences. He has been invited as resource speakers in various national conventions regarding research and extension.
He was project leader of many research and extension projects and has authored or co-authored agriculture research studies.