CONSOLANIANS WELCOME SR. NICETA M. VARGAS, OSA, PH.D. AS THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT ANEW
June 29, 2023
La Consolacion University Philippines (LCUP) once again marched into a new academic year under the visionary leadership of Sr. Niceta M. Vargas, OSA, Ph.D., who once steered the university towards the era of thriving research and academic excellence, quality assured education, and wholehearted service to the community.
The turnover ceremony of Sr. Editha S. Zerna, OSA, Ph.D., former University President to Sr. Niceta, represented by Sr. Flolyn S. Catungal, Superintendent of the Association of Schools of the Augustinian Sisters (ASAS) and Sr. Eden L. Gicana, Superior General of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC) happened on June 29, 2023. On July 5, 2023, Sr. Niceta signed the turnover papers and officially accepted her second term as the University President, at the same time, led her first President Council Meeting for academic year 2023-2024.
Sr. Niceta M. Vargas, fondly called Sr. Nicet by the community, was installed as the second University President on June 4, 2005, and finished her term on May 3, 2010. Her five-year presidency brought the emergence of many programs offered up to the present, such as the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSPsych), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW), Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT), Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA), Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN), Master of Information Technology (MIT), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor in Public Administration (DPA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
During her former administration, program accreditations were also secured; notable among these are the PAASCU Level III Accredited Status of Basic Education Department and PACUCOA Level III Accreditation Status of Master in Public Administration – the second program in the country to be granted such status by PACUCOA in the year 2009, consistency in ISO Certification Audits proving the maintenance of quality education, as well as the overseeing of the development of infrastructures wherein the construction of the University Hospital in Plaridel began and the Foreign Language Center and Wellness Center located at BarCIE International Hotel were inaugurated. The Via Crucis sa Ilog also started as a Lenten tradition in the University at this time.