Marking the history of Philippine academia, Pangasinan State University now holds the premier distinction as the first educational institution to be conferred the most prestigious Philippine Quality Award Level III: Mastery in Quality Management during the 23rd PQA Assessment Cycle.

The Philippine Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance. It is equivalent to the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in the U.S. and other National Quality Awards nationwide. Established through Executive Order No. 448, issued by former President Fidel V. Ramos on October 3, 1997, the award is given to organizations in the private and public sectors that excel in quality, productivity, and business performance.

In the pursuit towards unmatched quality and excellence in management system, PSU has commenced its PQA journey in 2017 where it underwent a series of rigorous training and workshops to get into the stride of the coveted award and its Criteria for Performance Excellence, consisting of seven (7) categories in Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Measurement Analysis and Knowledge Management, Workforce Focus, Operations Focus, and Results.

Since then, PSU had established its ‘Arsenal of Champions’ led by University President, Dr.Dexter R. Buted arm in arm with VP for Academic & Student Affairs Office, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel; VP for Planning & Finance Management Office, Dr. Maria Corazon B. Puzon; VP for Research, Extension & Innovation Office, Dr. Paulo V. Cenas; VP for Administration and Linkages Office, Dr. Elbert M. Galas; VP for Quality Assurance Office / QMR, Dr. Marcelo C. Gutierrez, Jr., and other University Officials to fulfill the requirements in the set criteria.

The PQA as a benchmark for Philippine Industries in bolstering global competitiveness is in the same league with the Institution’s aspirations to infuse all of its programs and activities with a global perspective by utilizing cutting-edge technology for effective instructional delivery and forming connections with prestigious academic organizations.

In PSU, we believe in developing global leaders who positively contribute to the national, global, and civil society economies.

Journeying through the strenuous road of becoming an ASEAN Premier State University, PSU’s quest to PQA is an attestation of the celebrated ‘Lion Spirit’ of determination, courage, and nobility, certainly, destined for greatness.

Pangasinan State University leaves a legacy of greatness as the first Philippine Education Institution and the sole bearer of Philippine Quality Awards Level III: Mastery in Quality Management.