USTP Brief History

USTP-Claveria Campus started as Claveria Municipal High School in 1963 with a modest 165 students and five teachers under the leadership of its first administrator  the late Mr. ROMEO ABILO.

In 1967, it was converted to Claveria National Rural High School (cnrhs) by virtue of RA 3781 under the staunched leadership of the late MR. MARCOS EDROLIN. On June 10, 1983, Batas Pambansa 402 was approved and cnverted the CNRHS to Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology or MOSCAT with MR. ARSENIO B. GONZALES as its first president.

Mr. Gonzales term was highlighted by the republic of the Philippines-European Union Agricultural Education grant providing more facilities and machinates, vehicles, buildings ad faculty training local and abroad.

During his period, the notable MODEL FARM was established showcasing sustainable upland farming technologies.

In 1996, DR. TERESITA T. TUMAPON was appointed as Officer-in-Charge. She strengthened  local and international linkages such as Barangay integrated Approached for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI), the Agroforestry Support Program for Empowering Communities Towards Self-reliance in Sustainable Development of the Uplands and the International Center for Research in Agroforestry.

DR. JUAN A. NAGTALON became its second President from1998 until 2006. he spearheaded the accreditation of the existing academic programs, planted strong foundations is his administration and espoused the philosophy of MOSCAT HEIRS. (Harmony, Excellence, Integrity, Responsibility and Service to God, country and mankind).

In 2006, DR. ELPIDIO R. BAUTISTA was appointed as 3rd President of MOSCAT and ended his term of office in the year 2010.

DR. ZENAIDA G. GERSANA, Regional Director, CHED Region 10 was then appointed as Officer In-charge of the College while waiting for the next President to be appointed.

These past administrators left indelible marks of unprecedented improvements that resulted to what you see USTsP at present.

It was on February 11, 2011, when DR. ROSALITO A. QUIRINO was elected as the 4th MOSCAT College President and the 8th administrator by majority’s decision of the Board of Trustees. As incumbent President, he is committed to revisit,  review, and refocus MOSCAT to its rightful directions to be a premier academic institution of higher learning in the region and in the country. Intensifying efficiency and effectiveness in human resource and financial management, strengthening linkages and partnerships with government and private sectors and uplift the well-being of the people in northern Mindanao.

By virtue of Republic Act (RA) 10919, MOSCAT and Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) officially became the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTsP) after amalgamation was approved by Congress on July 27, 2015, then lapsed into law on July 21, 2016.

The amalgamation broaden its mandate offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering, science, technology, agriculture and environment. Aiming for recognition in ASEAN nations and global arena in terms of science and technology, human resource development, research, innovations and extension as its vital contribution to the national economy.

Under the USTsP, The University System is headed by the University President, while the three (3) major campuses namely Alubijid Campus (Main), Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro Campus , and the Claveria Campus are administered by their respective Chancellors. Satellite campuses include the  Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Oroquieta City and Panaon, Misamis Occidental which will be managed by an Executive Dean.

The USTP Grand Launching on March 27-29, 2017 is the most awaited event for both campuses. It aims to present publicly the newly created Science and Technology University through Republic Act No. 10919 amalgamating Mindanao University and Science and Technology (MUST) and Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT), including its well-crafted vision, mission and strategic goals for 2017-2030 towards the fulfillment of its mandate imbued by the culture of excellence and good governance.

The new vision and mission and the organizational structure of the university have been institutionalized in performing its mandate.

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