ASCOT President Eutiquio L. Rotaquio Jr., Ph.D., appointed six personnel to be heads and officers of different departments. The new designations were announced from December 16, 2021, to January 03, 2022.
Ms. Raiza Kate L. Ico became the new Director of the Public Information, Publication, and Data Protection Office. Ms. Nikita Paola A. Delmundo became the Data Protection Officer. Forester Mary Jane P. Aragon became the Director of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Forester RB J. Gallego, Ph.D., became the Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies. Forester Mark Christian T. Facun became the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (DRRMO). Mr. Jeffrey G. Susada was designated as the Director for Auxiliary and Income Generating Projects.
The majority of the designees are in their mid-20s to early 30s. This shows that the institution is unafraid of putting young people in positions of power. It exhibits that the institution believes and trusts in the capabilities of each person to fulfill their functions effectively and efficiently. Undoubtedly, the designees will face challenges with their new roles in the institution. These challenges will shape them to become better than before.
Each of the designees still has their teaching loads on top of their new duties and responsibilities. They are entitled to the benefits and privileges that are inherent to their present designation subject to the auditing and accounting rules and regulations and availability of funds. Congratulatory messages flooded the comment sections of each of the designees when their designations were announced.