Declaration of Policy. The Office of the President shall ensure that all programs and activities of the University shall be geared towards excellence in instruction, research, extension, and production.
Mandate. The Office shall be responsible in the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the policies, plans, programs, and projects in all areas.
The President shall exercise the following specific powers delegated by the Board:
- Enact rules and regulations not contrary to law as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and functions of the University;
- Receive and appropriate all sums as may be provided, for the support of the University, in the manner it may determine, in accordance with its discretion, in order to carry out the purposes and functions of the University;
- Authorize the construction or repair of its buildings, machineries, equipment and other facilities and the acquisition of real and personal properties, including necessary supplies, materials, and equipment;
- Receive in trust legacies, gifts, donations of real and personal properties of all kinds and to administer and dispose the same when necessary for the benefit of the University, subject to limitations, directions, and instructions of the donors, if any;
- Fix tuition fees and charges, and other necessary charges, such as, but not limited to, matriculation fees, graduation fees, and laboratory fees, as may be deemed proper to impose, after due consultations with the involved sectors;
- Designate the University’s Vice President(s), Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments, faculty members and other officials, and employees;
- Fix and adjust salaries of faculty members and administrative officials and employees subject to the provisions of the Revised Compensation and Classification System and other pertinent budget and compensation laws governing hours of service, and such other duties and conditions as it may deem proper; to grant them, at its discretion, leaves of absence under such regulations as it may promulgate, any provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding; and to remove them for cause in accordance with the requirements of due process of law;
- Set policies on admission and graduation of students;
- Approve the curricula, institutional programs and rules of discipline drawn by the administrative and academic councils;
- Award honorary degree upon persons in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of education, public service, arts, science and technology or any in the field of specialization within the academic competence of the University and to authorize the award of certificates of completion of non-degree and non-traditional courses;
- Establish research and extension centers where such will promote the development;
- Establish Chairs in the University and to provide fellowships for qualified faculty members and scholarship to deserving students;
- Authorize an external management audit of the University, and request the CHED to finance the same, subject to COA rules, and to institute reforms, including academic structural changes, on the basis of the audit results and recommendations;
- Collaborate with other Governing Boards of the chartered SUCs within the province or region, under the supervision of CHED which must approve the same, and in consultation with the Department of Budget and Management, and work towards the restructuring so that they will become more efficient, relevant, productive, and competitive;
- Enter into joint ventures with business and industry for the profitable development and management of the economic assets of the University, the proceeds from which are to be used for the development and strengthening of the University;
- Develop consortia and other forms of linkages with LGUs, institutions and agencies, both public and private, local and foreign, in furtherance thereof of the purposes and objectives of the University;
- Establish policy guidelines and procedures for participative decision-making and within the University;
- Develop academic arrangements for institution-capability building with appropriate institutions and agencies, public or private, local or foreign and to appoint experts/specialists as consultants, or visiting or exchange professors, scholars, researchers, as the case may be;
- Set up the adoption of modern and innovative modes of transmitting knowledge such as the use of information technology, the dual system, open learning, alternative learning system, community laboratory, etc., for the promotion of greater access to higher education;
- Privatize where most advantageous to the University, the management of non-academic services such as health, food, building or grounds or property maintenance, security and such other similar activities.
- Perform functions inherent to the office and those provided under RA 4449, RA 8292, CHED and CSC issuances, and other pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.