By Ray Chen S. Bahinting
BEN MALAYANG III, president of Silliman University (SU), released a press statement last Jan. 14 regarding the search for the next university president this 2018.
“I am looking forward to our university having a new president by June 2018 as part of its healthy process of leadership change,” Malayang said in the press statement.
By May 31, 2018, Malayang will end his 12-year presidency. He first assumed office last June 1, 2006 for a term of five years. Last 2010, the Board of Trustees (BoT) granted his second term for another five years.
However, with the implementation of K-12 program that will take full effect in 2018, the BoT asked Malayang to extend his term for another 2 years.
Malayang said in the press statement that he will not be a part of the Search Committee who will be in charge of looking for the next university president.
“I am one with the [BoT] in promoting the integrity of the search process, and so I expressed to the Board that it shall not and should not include me,” Malayang said.
The Search Committee is composed of four members from the BoT: Chair of the Search Committee and BoT Prof. Leonor Briones, Dr. Angel Alcala, Atty. Felipe Antonio Remollo, and Ambassador Antonio Villamor.
A notice of search and call for expression of interest and nomination was issued by the committee last Sep. 11.
According to the list of qualifications in the notice of search, the next SU president must be a Christian Filipino, more than 50 years old; a holder of a doctoral degree and has a five-year administrative and managerial experience; experienced in networking, resource generation, and mobilization with proven moral integrity.
Interested nominees shall pass their mission and vision for SU and a list of accomplishments in previous administrative and managerial positions.
Moreover, a medical certificate, comprehensive resume, and NBI or Sandiganbayan clearance are also required.
Interested applicants shall pass the requirements to the chair of the committee not later than Jan. 31, 2016.~