Samson-Reyna bats for leadership dynamics enhancement

Posted on 2nd of Dec 2014 by

In facing APSCU’s new challenges

Samson-Reyna bats for leadership dynamics enhancement

DAGUPAN CITY – Dr. Aurora Samson-Reyna, newly-elected president of the Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (APSCU), said last Wednesday that enhancing leadership dynamics in private education is the best option in facing the 21st century challenges.

“Because the world is changing, our leadership must also be dynamically enhanced accordingly,” Samson-Reyna said, citing the actions done by the association’s predecessors that now serve as a tool in promoting the mutual interests and sound ties that bind them together.

She pointed out that the recent APSCU biennial convention held last January 16-17 at Le Duc Hotel in barangay Tapuac here enabled the newly elected officers and members to strengthen their firm resolve to uphold the ideals and principles, which the association stands for.

She added that interesting discussions about K+12 curriculum and the proposal of Cavite Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla to change the school opening from June to August or September could be among the agenda of the association’s first general meeting on February 26 this year.


“But we have yet to organize our goals, and not promises,” she  said while noting that some top universities in the country have already announced plans to change their school calendar in preparation for the economic integration of the Southeast Asian region in 2015.

Pointing out that the association will consider all factors to come out with the right decision, the UL vice president assured that “we’ll make sure that every voice is heard”.


APSCU’s Leadership Focus

Samson-Reyna also said that the APSCU’s new direction under her watch will lead them to sensible priorities on how to empower an educational system that would ensure “quality service” to its learners.

“Because quality service in terms of providing good studying environment, modern facilities, updated teaching techniques plus the supportive school administration and wholesome teaching staff will mean promising results – a brighter future for the youth – our mutual joy,” she said.

The other elected APSCU officers under Samson-Reyna’s headship were Mario Zamoranos, vice-president for basic education; Dr. Ma. Lilia P. Juan, vice-president for higher education; VP for -Tec/Vo Elsa Unson; VP for technical and vocational education; Efren F. Abulencia, executive secretary; Rex Lor, treasurer;; Demetria D. Mercado, auditor;; Melchor Ines and Roy Pandaraoan; business managers;  Dr. Elizabeth R. Camara, press relation officer;

Directors are Paulita Almazan, Marina O. Abella, Fay M. Pascua, Rebecca Kathleen S. Vidal, Rev. Elmo C. Olermo, Lourdes B. Garcia, Fely N. Collado, Jovencio Sevilla, Nida Martinez, Lowynne Susannah E. Pidlaoan, Manayon T. Macugay; Dr. Roberto A. Delos Reyes, training director; Dr. Gonzalo T. Duque, legal counsel and Dr. Mac Arthur M. Samson, Sr., UL president, adviser.

Because APSCU is composed of best educators in Region I, the president concluded that “we can surely act as a team and provide each other new ideas that will promote better relationship, not only within the schools, but to our students and also to the communities we serve”. (Dave Paragas)