CAMPUS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Pangasinan State University as a whole envisioned to become a Premier State University in the ASEAN Region and Asingan Campus, strongly upholds the vision and mission by continuously supporting the four fold functions of the university – Instruction, Research, Extension and Production. In Asingan Campus, we aimed “To become better the best way we can!” and will only have one goal and that is aim high with a strong heart and earnest determination to conquer the realms of the ASEAN while ensuring quality management and policy as its top most priority.
With the institutionalization of the Quality Management System of the University (ISO 9001:2015), and with the newly crafted 5 – year Strategic Development Plan of the University as well as the Campus, policies, processes, goals and objectives are constantly communicated to internalize the meaning of working for quality. Through the leadership of Dr. Dexter R. Buted, quality service and transparency in achieving performance goals to ensure quality control of all services and operations has always been exceeding expectations.
Through the years, Asingan Campus may be one of the smallest campuses of the University, but it has stood firm in achieving and contributing to the success of the university. This contribution of the campus is evident in Instruction which contributed a 100% completion rate in acquiring the Certificate of Program Compliance for the six programs offered in the Campus – Bachelor in Industrial Technology (BIT), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE), Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEE) and Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLEd).
The campus was also awarded Level III Re-Accredited Status by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) for the three (3) programs using the New Guidelines on December, 2020 namely BSE major in English, Science and Mathematics, BEE major in Enhanced General Education and BSIT. The flagship program of the Campus – BIT has been awarded Level III Re-accredited status and is on deck for 2022 Level IV Accreditation. Recently, the BSBA program has undergone assessment for Level II Re-Accreditation Status which it was awarded to the program with flying colors. Recently, through a letter from the AACCUP dated June 17, 2022, the request for the change of Nomenclature and carry-over of Accreditation Status of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education is approved, thus, at present, the BTLEd program which migrated from BSE TLE through CMO No 78 s. 2017 is now Level II Re-Accredited Status.
The BEE program under the Expanded Tertiary Education, Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) has produced board topnotchers which the campus is very proud of. Recently, Mr. Thomas Jefferson A. Fernando ranked 3 in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) with a total average score of 92.20%. With this achievement, the Campus through the ETEEAP fund, Mr. Fernando was awarded one hundred thousand pesos (Php 100,000.00) as an incentive in topping the licensure examination. In 2016, another alumni of the same program ranked fifth in the same examination in the person of Ms. Evangeline Dupale who garnered a total average score of 87.20% and was given an incentive amounting to fifty thousand pesos (Php 50,000.00).
Aside from Instruction, the campus together with its employees continuously supports the other functions of the University – the Research, Extension and Production which employs a process that completes a cycle. Meaning, whatever output is generated from the research, it is constantly communicated, disseminated and distributed through various extension activities. Products generated from the research are then applied for patents to protect the intellectual property of the researchers and product developers.
Since its inception – Salt farming and production, Nypa frutican, Moringa oliefera (Malunggay), and ways and means to deliver quality instruction despite the pandemic, the campus has conducted and completed researches, produce products and extended trainings and services based on these priority areas of the Research, Extension and Innovation Unit of the University.
As an evidence of this success, the research study entitled “Desirability of Nypa frutican Shake among Faculty and Staff of PSU Asingan” and “Acceptability of Moringa Pancake among Faculty and Staff of PSU Asingan” has won First and Second Place respectively during the conduct of the 2021 REIGn Week Celebration. Another milestone is achieved by the research and development office when Dr. Honelly Mae S. Cascolan, College Dean of College of Education, and Ms. Analyn I. Diola, Coordinator for Research and Development, was awarded “Outstanding Researcher of the Year” during the Second Instabright Awards for Educators on January 9, 2021 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City.
The Extension Unit on the other hand, has conducted various charity works to support and help the community as well as the employees of the campus. Aside from extending the results of the research outputs, the unit played a vital role in keeping and helping the community safe from the corona virus by providing home-made face masks to various units and frontline workers in the Municipality and neighboring communities. The campus as well as selected employees donated food packs to the frontline workers and to the selected households in their community. Donation drives were also spearheaded by the unit in cooperation with the Office of the Student Services and Alumni Affairs to provide basic needs of the victims of the Yolanda and Taal Volcano eruption.
Armando D. Junio, PhD.
Campus Executive Director
The progress of education has been phenomenal as far as the development of colleges and universities in Pangasinan is concerned. In the mainstream of this development and growth, Pangasinan State University-Asingan Campus stands out as a progressive college.
The Campus history traces back in 1962 when PSU-Asingan Campus started as the Binalonan High School Annex situated in the school buildings of the defunct Pacifican Institute of Asingan. Later, a school site was acquired through a donation of the family of the late Concha Miguel. Temporary school buildings were constructed, so that in 1963, the school was separated from the Binalonan High School and became the Asingan High School by virtue of R.A. No. 3995 (authored by the late Representative Luciano Millan and approved in 1967). The school was later converted into Asingan School of Arts and Trades (ASAT) under the Bureau of Vocational Education. ASAT easily expanded with the offering of post secondary technical course (Associate in Industrial Technology) and college degree programs (Bachelor in Industrial Technology (BIT) and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education (BSIE).
On June 11, 1978, the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued P.D. 1497 which established the Pangasinan State University covering all government colleges in entire Pangasinan. With the implementation of P.D. 1497, the College Department of ASAT became the PSU-College of Arts and Technology, Asingan Campus where Dr. Rodolfo V. Asanion became the first College Dean with incumbent University President Dr. Rufino O. Eslao.
During the School Year 1983-1984, a new “sister campus” was established at Urdaneta, Pangasinan; hence, the college’s name became PSU-Asingan and Urdaneta Complex. Years later, the PSU-Asingan faculty members signed a resolution requesting for the separation of Asingan Campus from Urdaneta Campus which the Board of Regents granted.
In 1989, Professor Ester C. Lomboy was designated Officer-in-Charge, and eventually the College Dean of this newly separated college. This visionary leader worked hard for the acquisition of a new school site by the purchase of a lot from Mr. Jose Villota in Domanpot, Asingan, Pangasinan,which the campus presently occupies. Thus, after twenty- six years, the school found a new location nestled in verdant fields and a pollution free environment. The construction of the Agri-Business Building Phase I and II in Domanpot was made possible with the full support of the University Administration headed by Dr. Rufino O. Eslao. The favorite son of Asingan, then President of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Fidel V. Ramos gave strong support for the development of the present site, after he laid the corner stone of this institution of higher learning. The land fill and elevation of the newly acquired lot gained support years after with linkages established with the Office of the Governor (under the administration of then Governor Victor E. Agbayani).
On July 14, 1993, Dr. Leonardo E. Urbano became the College Dean. During his incumbency, development and expansion of the school site in Domanpot were made by the acquisition of additional lots. With the concerted efforts of the university officials, constituent, and local and national political leaders, the construction of the new Central Academic Building worth ten million pesos (P10, 000,000.00) was made possible. It was during his term when curricular offerings expanded to Teacher Education. Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEE) and Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) were new courses offered in addition to Bachelor in Industrial Technology (BIT) and Associate in Industrial Technology (AIT). Dr. Urbano also initiated the evaluation and accreditation of the BIT program, subjecting it for its Preliminary Survey Visit towards its successful First Level Accreditation by the AACCUP.
With the ascension of Dr. Rodolfo V. Asanion into University Presidency in June 1999, a new Campus Dean, Dr. Regildo F. Ramirez, Sr. was appointed. This new leadership was geared towards the improvement of the quality of education with emphasis on effective and efficient teachers, technicians, and entrepreneurs. Dr. Ramirez put importance on the improvement of facilities such as the construction of the science and computer laboratories and procurement of needed equipment.
The PSU- Asingan Campus began to enter into a phase of rapid physical infrastructure growth with the rise of the ICT Building, the Industrial Technology (IT) Building, and the Basketball Court under the deanship of the very prolific official, Dr. Artemio A. Diego from June 2001to April 2005. Under his leadership, the Campus accomplished commendable growth in terms of enrolment, instructional materials, and other facilities in all areas of learning.
Dr. Marieta M. Escorpizo, an equally competent dean, succeeded and assumed the office for barely eight months until December 2005. In this short period of time, she was held responsible for a sensitive journalism and the Accreditation of the BIT program towards its Second Level.
Following Dr. Escorpizo, Dr. Rodolfo V. Asanion served as an interim Chief Executive Officer with Dr. Priscilla L. Agsalud as the OIC for Academics and Prof. Alejo M. Sarmiento, as the OIC for Administration until PSU- Eastern Clustering was implemented on August 2006. Dr. Artemio M. Rebugio became the Chancellor with Dr. Priscilla L. Agsalud as the Program Dean of the Institute of Teacher Education and Prof. Alejo M. Sarmiento as the Program Dean in the Institute of Industrial Technology.
The dissolution of the Cluster System after its operation for twenty-two months, brought back the Campus to its former status in July 2008 with Dr. Priscilla L. Agsalud as the OIC Dean and, who eventually assumed the office as the Campus Dean in May 2009. Her administration gears towards quality education, faculty and staff development, strengthening income generating projects, research and extension services, and Teacher Education Program Accreditation. She also expanded the course offering of the college to include the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Late in December 2014, Dr. Dexter R. Buted became the new President of Pangasinan State University. His leadership goals geared toward provision of quality education through effective and efficient faculty, and better facilities.
The new President appointed new Campus Executive Director in the person of Dr. Zenaida U. Suyat, the former Campus Executive Director of PSU-Urdaneta Campus. She assumed the office for barely eight months from April 2015 until December 2015 which was her retirement in the service.
Subsequently, Dr. Ruby Rosa V. Cruz succeeded and assumed office as Campus Executive Director from January 2016 to June 2017. In this short period of time, she was held responsible for the Accreditation of the BIT program towards its Third Level Phase II and the Accreditation of the other three programs, BSE, BEE, and BSIT to its Second level.
Due to the dynamism of the current administration, reshuffling of University officials were in place. Following Dr. Cruz, Dr. Cesar G. Della, served as the new Campus Executive Director on July 2017. The current administration of Dr. Della gears towards quality education through different quality management tools. The Campus is on the process of compliance for the certification of the different management tools like ISA, ISO, and IIP.
On August 6, 2018, Dr. Jessica J. Jimenez succeeded Dr. Della as the Campus Executive Director. On the same date, Dr. Jimenez assumed the leadership with her reassuring words of maintaining the highest standards of work ethics and strong commitment for a better PSU Asingan’s craft.
After the leadership of Dr. Jimenez, Dr. Armando D. Junio succeeded her as the Campus Executive Director in 2019. Just like Dr. Jimenez, Dr. Junio assured that the campus must maintain the highest standards of work ethics and strong commitment within the mandates of the established Quality Management System of the university. Monitoring of work performances of various units was the constant reminder of Dr. Junio to ensure that all employees are working together to achieve the best output of the Campus.
During Dr. Junio’s term, the Campus has undergone the External ISO Audit by the SOCOTEC in February 2020. This is to check and validate if the Campus adheres to what is written in the Quality Management System of the University. Fortunately, the campus has passed the said audit. Aside from that, the campus also prepared for the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) assessment, the highest award in the country given by the Office of the Philippine President.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the operation of the campus and the University was affected dramatically. During the midst of the pandemic, Dr. Junio prioritized the welfare of all the students, employees, and other stakeholders in the community. Schooling was pushed into remote platforms. All employees were into a work from home scheme with skeletal workforce regularly reporting in the Campus. But despite these challenges, it did not hinder the completion of the targets in the Annual Operational Plan anchored to the 5-year Strategic Development Plan of the Campus which is laid down to contribute to the attainment of the University’s Vision.
Dr. Junio’s term as Campus Executive Director ended when his successor, Dr. Elbert M. Galas assumed his term as the Campus Executive Director in July 2020. During this term, faculty members were trained to handle classes in the digital environment using the official Learning Management System (LMS) of the University – Microsoft Teams. To continuously provide quality instruction to the students, the Campus has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Local Government of San Manuel, Pangasinan to establish the ICT Konek Project of the University. It is with great pride and honor that the Campus was the first to establish the said project to cater students who have problems in their devices and internet connectivity.
In preparation for the Level III Accredited Status of the BSIT program in the same year, Dr. Galas facilitated through the head of the program to comply with its Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC). Fortunately, the Commission on Higher Education Region 1 finally awarded the COPC to the department.
Due to the potential of Dr. Galas in ensuring satisfactory service delivery through various quality assurance mechanisms, his term as the Campus Executive Director was cut short as he was appointed as the new Vice President for Quality Assurance. Despite this change, he promised to still help the Campus in any endeavor it will undertake in the future. Dr. Valentin B. Calpo, Jr. succeeded Dr. Galas as the new Campus Executive Director of the Campus in October 2020.
The three programs of the Campus namely: BSE, BEE and BSIT underwent Level III Phase 1 Accreditation survey visit on December 7-11, 2020, and at the same time applied for the renewal of COPCs of all the programs with a new CHED Memorandum Orders. This became a success as the campus has achieved 100% Certificate of Program Compliance in all programs and at the same time passed the Level III Phase 1 survey visit and is still waiting for the approval of the request to qualify the three programs in the Level III Phase 2 status. In the same year, BSBA successfully passed Level II Re-accredited status.
The awarding of the Philippine Quality Award Level III Recognition for Mastery in Quality Management to the University and the Gold Award in Investor in People (IiP) were the other significant achievements of the University the campus has participated in during the term of Dr. Calpo.
After his retirement, Dr. Calpo was then succeeded by Dr. Armando D. Junio in July 2021. After his assumption as the new CED, he asked to present the status of the campus targets and where the campus stands in the Annual Operational Plan 2021. To fully understand the significance of camaraderie, cooperation and collaboration among employees, Dr. Junio reiterated the crafted tagline of the Campus “To become better the best way we can!” which motivates the employees to perform their tasks with high standards and quality.
The campus has undergone and passed another external ISO audit by the SOCOTEC during his second time as Campus Executive Director of the Campus. Through the perseverance, determination, and optimism of the faculty members of the BSE, BEE and BSIT, the said programs were finally awarded Level III Re-accredited Status without undergoing the Phase II of the said accreditation level.
Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) was finally conducted after the strict restrictions were finally lifted. The campus took pride in producing a Top 3 board passer from the BEE under the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP). Aside from that, the request for the migration and change of nomenclature of the Bachelor of Secondary Education major Technology and Livelihood Education to Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education is finally approved by the AACCUP.
To date, the Campus offers six degree programs namely: Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) major in Enhanced General Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) with majors in English, Science and Mathematics, Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLEd; formerly BSE major in TLE) major in Home Economics, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) major in Mobile and Web Technologies, Bachelor in Industrial Technology (BIT) with majors in Automotive Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Mechanical Technology, and Food Service Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) majors in Marketing and Financial Management.
Armed with highly competent and responsive Campus officials, faculty and non-teaching staff, with the strong leadership and support of the University Administration headed by the University President, Dr. Dexter R. Buted, the unwavering cooperation of the local, regional and national government and other civic- spirited individuals and organizations, PSU Asingan Campus continue to lead in delivering relevant and excellent services in the field of Teacher Education, Information Technology Education, Industrial Technology Education and Business Administration Education for the benefit and welfare of its students from various parts of the province and nearby provinces and region.
|Campus Executive Director||DR. ARMANDO D. JUNIO|
|College Dean, College of Technology and Business||JB O. DORIA, MIT|
|College Dean, College of Education||DR. HONELLY MAE S. CASCOLAN|
|Administrative Officer||LEONARDA L. LAGUNA|
|Secondary Education and Technology and Livelihood Education||MARRY ANN E. SOBERANO, M. Ed.|
|Elementary Education||DR. MARY JANE U. QUIBILAN|
|Business Administration||DR. LOBIEN S. SORIANO|
|Information Technology||WENNA LYN DE LEON HONRADO, MIT|
|Industrial Technology||ENGR. NAPOLEON V. ESPERON|
|Quality Assurance||DR. JEANLYN V. DOMINGO|
|Planning||LAURENCE D. AGSALUD, M.A.Ed.|
|ICTMO||XANDER L. FAUSTINO, MIT|
|Research & Development||ANALYN I. DIOLA, M.Sc.|
Sentro ng Wikang Filipino
|ADORACION T. GANTE, M.A.Ed.|
Student Services and Alumni Affairs
Center for English Language
|DR. PHILIP G. NONALES|
|Sports Development, Culture & Arts||DR. TYRONE V. LOPEZ|
|Physical Plant & Facilities||CARLOS G. CASTILLO, JR., M.Ed.|
IGP and Auxiliary Services
Disaster Risk Reduction Management
National Service Training Program
|DR. JULIE M. AGPAOA|
|Practice Teaching||LOUIE C. CASACLANG, M.A.Ed.|
|Public Relation Publication Information Office||MA. ELIZABETH S. DELLA, M.Ed.|
|Internship and Linkages||CHRISTIAN GARRET F. AQUINO, M.Ed.|
|Gender and Development||VIOLA S. FERRER, M.A.Ed.|
|Human Resource Management||MHEAN T. TURINGAN, M.Ed.|
|Document Control Custodian||WENNA LYN L. HONRADO, M.I.T.|
|Campus Paper Adviser||ANGIE B. AMLA, M.A.Ed.|
|SSC Adviser||CHRISTOPHER D. ESPERO|
|NBC and PBB||DR. RODODELIO M. GARIN|
|Assistant Guidance Counselor||CHRIS REI S. RAZON, RPm|
|ETEEAP||ANALYN I. DIOLA, M.Sc.|
|Acting Supply Officer||MELVIN EVARIST R. SANTOS|
|Records Officer||VITA-MINA E. DE GUZMAN|
|Liaison Officer||KISMO T. DE ERIT|
|Cashier||MYLENE GAY A. SALGADO|
|Accountant||CAMILLE LYKA N. MEJIA, C.P.A.|
|Librarian||JOY WINONA P. PERADO|
|Registrar||ARNOLD P. NAPEÑAS|
|Campus Nurse||AARON MANASSEH L. AGSALUD, R.N.|
|Head, Security Unit||JOEY R. DE LEON|
|Mobile Numbers||0929-2600-261 / 0916-6903-602|