Dr. Ma. Luz Ferrer Cabatan was named as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs of ASCOT effective July 1, 2013.
Born in Pangasinan, married and a mother of four, the new VPAA graduated Cum Laude in her Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture major in Agribusiness Management from CLSU in 1984 and completed her Masters in Management major in Agribusiness Management from UPLB in 1992. In 2004, Dr. Cabatan took herself to the next level when she finished her Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics major in Marketing Management from the same institution.
Dr. Cabatan’s 29-year career in tertiary education began in Central Luzon State University where she rose from the ranks. First, she served as Instructor and held various designations in the College of Agriculture.Years later, she transferred to ASCOT as Professor for the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs specializing in Agriculture and Management. She also served as IGP Director, Research Director, Editor-in-Chief of the ASCOT Research Journal for four years, Extension Coordinator, Module Writer, and Resource Person/Lecturer. She was also the President of the ASCOT Faculty Association from 1996-1998.
Dr. Cabatan’s research outputs were published in the ASCOT Research Journal, and in the GEACCUP III Journal, one of which were presented during the International Conference on Bridging Gaps in Agriculture Research and Development toward Sustainable Development.
In addition to her excellent reputation as an educator, her efforts are geared towards improving the quality of teaching and learning in the College through conducting research and extension projects, assisting students’ researches/projects, and in preparing modules and other teaching materials.Her membership in numerous professional organizations and honor societies, and her experience in holding various positions and designations made her an excellent choice for the VPAA position.
As the newly appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Cabatan is now holding a position of vital importance to the continued development of the academic standards and programs of ASCOT. Her main priority over the coming months is to pursue the accreditation process for all the programs of the College.
Realizing the immense work ahead, Dr. Cabatan appeals for the cooperation of all the faculty, staff and personnel of the College to take part in this endeavor.
Meanwhile, other ASCOT personnel who are going to hold new designations include:
Engr. Mayreen V. Amazona, ICTC Director
Dr. Silvestre C. Escueta, Director for Accreditation
Mr. Joseph T. Gonzales, Planning Director
For. Michelle A. Resueño, Coordinator-Office of Admissions
Prof. Eriberto C. Rivera,Director-Department of General Education
Dr. Shirley N. San Pedro, Director-Department of Agriculture and Aquatic Sciences
Dr. Jonah G. Zante, Director for Production