Five applicants to the position of Tarlac State University President were subjected to a public forum and panel interview earlier today (March 28, 2022) at the TSU Gymnasium organized by the Search Committee for TSU President.
The presidential candidate to be voted by the TSU Board of Regents will be the successor of incumbent TSU President Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari who is set to step down on March 31, 2022 after an eight-year term.
The applicants are Dr. Dexter Buted, President of Pangasinan State University; Dr. Maria Agnes Ladia, former Dean of the TSU College of Teacher Education; Dr. Erwin Lacanlale, TSU Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Agnes Macaraeg, former Dean of the TSU College of Arts and Social Sciences; and Dr. Arnold Velasco, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Tarlac Agricultural University.
Candidates were given 10 minutes to present their vision, mission, core values, and development goals for the university.
This was followed by questions from sectoral representatives composed of students, junior and senior faculty members, non-academic staff, and private sector.
During the presentation and first round of questions, all applicants were requested to stay at the VIP Lounge and were called one by one to proceed to the gymnasium. This is to prevent other candidates from hearing the same set of questions addressed to all the applicants.
Afterwards, the second round was held where candidates randomly picked questions from a box prepared by the Search Committee.
In the afternoon, a closed-door panel interview with the Search Committee took place at the Alumni Center of the Lucinda Campus.