Agrupis reappointed as MMSU president

By Daniel P. Tapaoan, Jr. 


Dr. Shirley C. Agrupis has been given another four-year term to serve as president of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU).


In a special virtual meeting held yesterday, July 15, Agrupis' appointment for the second term was unanimously voted upon by the 11 members of the MMSU Board of Regents. She was sworn into office by CHED Commissioner and MMSU-BOR Chairperson Lilian De Las Llagas. 


Her reappointment was validated by the performance evaluation conducted by the Board’s special committee. In the process, the BOR committee reviewed Agrupis’ accomplishments for the past four years (2017-2021), conducted online surveys, key informant interviews, and focus-group discussions with representatives from various sectors, and held an online public forum. 


Agrupis expressed her gratitude to the Board for giving her another chance to achieve more milestones for MMSU. She promised the university leadership will continue to pursue its 7-point agenda (ACHIEVE) and upgrade it into 2.0 “to respond to emerging trends and make MMSU more resilient and relevant.”


“Under ACHIEVE 2.0, we shall upgrade instructional delivery enabled by technology and industry 4.0 programs, increase our centers of excellence and development (COE/COD) programs, and participate in the Times Higher Education Rankings,” she expressed. 


She also hopes that in the next four years, MMSU will be able to offer need-based health and medical sciences programs; create dynamic programs to support research publication and technology commercialization; strengthen research-based extension and increase industry and community engagement; establish fully-functional special economic zones; offer dual degree programs with international universities; establish a dynamic multicultural University village; and improve efficiency through data science and intensified investment in people.


Meanwhile, the whole MMSU family congratulated the university president for her reappointment and expressed support to her in fulfilling her vision for the university. (StratCom)