Dr. Susana C. Cabredo, Ed. D.
SUC President IV - Bicol University
Telephone Numbers: +63(052)8217939
Productive Scholarship Towards Regional and National Goals
A UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF EXCELLENCE dedicated to the generation, enhancement and transfer of knowledge and technology, employing state-of-the-art facilities and learning approaches through competent management, and teaching and non-teaching personnel committed to the development of productive scholars imbued with moral and social conscience to sustain regional and national development.
"To give professional and technical training, and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of technological researches, (Sec. 30)." Extension service to the community and resource generation through its various productive endeavors complement the University's mandated instruction-research function.
Actualization of the highest degree of efficiency, effectiveness, collegiality in decision making and transparency in the administrative system and operation therefore promoting the University's mandate of quality instruction, research, extension and production; of the highest quality of advanced, specialized, and professional education and training for its students, showcasing competitive competencies responsive to the requirements of domestic and global community;
Research and Extension:
Leadership in research and extension activities in support of accelerated and sustainable barangay, provincial, regional and national economic development.
Optimization of the resource-generation capacity of the University to support the delivery of quality instruction, research and extension function of the university.
The Bicol University was created as a state university in the Bicol Region on June 21,1969 by Republic Act 5521 but it was formally organized only on September 22, 1970 by virtue of Resolution No. 1 of its Board of Regents. Section 2 of the same Act provides for the conversion of the following schools to form the integral units of Bicol University: 1) The Bicol Teachers College (BTC) with its Laboratory School (BTCLS) at Daraga, Albay, now the College of Education with its Laboratory School; 2) Daraga East Central School (DECS) also at Daraga, Albay, now fused with the BUCE Laboratory School: 3) Albay High School also at Legazpi, now BUCE Laboratory High School: 4) The Bicol Regional School of Arts and Trades (BRSAT) also at Legazpi City, now the College of Industrial Technology: 5) The Roxas Memorial Agricultural School (RMAS) at Guinobatan, Albay became the College of Agriculture and now the College of Agriculture and Forestry: 6) The School of Fisheries at Tabaco, Albay, became the College of Fisheries, now the Bicol University Tabaco Campus. These public schools and colleges, which formed the nucleus of BU, were reputable institutions that developed the manpower of Bicol for more than half a century prior to their integration as component units of the Bicol University.
Three decades of progressive development efforts under five (5) dynamic leaders has brought Bicol University into its present complex and distinctive form. Structurally, it has expanded from the core of six (6) schools in 1969 to fourteen (14) independent colleges and units spread over seven (7) campuses in two (2) provinces in Bicol Region. By virtue of BOR No. 143 s. 2000, the School of Philippine Craftsmen in Polangui, Albay was integrated in the Bicol University and is now the Bicol University Polangui Campus. Responding to the diversifying requirements of Bicol regional development, BU has progressively expanded its curricular offerings that now include 64 courses, broken down into: 7 doctoral. 19 master and 38 undergraduate programs.
The center of BU Administration is based in the City of Legazpi while its colleges are in separate campuses at Polangui, Guinobatan, Daraga, Legazpi City and Tabaco City.