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As provided by R.A 8292 Sec. 3, the highest governing body of the Marinduque State College is the Board of Regents (BOR), composed of:

  • Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Chairperson
  • President, Marinduque State College, Vice-Chairperson
  • Chairperson, House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, Member
  • Director, National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA), Region IV-B, Member
  • Director, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Region IV-B, Member
  • Director, Department of Agriculture(DA)Region IV-B, Member
  • Two (2) Prominent Citizens/Private Sector Representatives
  • President, Marinduque State College Alumni Federation, Inc, Member
  • President, Marinduque State College Faculty Federation, Member
  • President, Marinduque State College Supreme Student Council Federation, Inc, Member
  • Board Secretary

Powers and Duties of the Board of Regents (Section 18, Rule V of CMO No. 03, Series of 2001 – Revised IRR for Republic Act 8292)

The Governing Board shall have the following specific powers and duties in addition to its general powers of administration and the exercise of all the powers granted to the board of directors of a corporation under Section 36 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 68 otherwise known as the Corporation Code of the Philippines:

  1. To enact rules and regulations not contrary to law as may be necessary to carry out the purpose and function of the college;
  2. To receive and appropriate all sums as may be provided for the support of the college, in the manner it may determine and in accordance with its discretion, in order to carry out the purposes and functions of the college;
  3. To receive trust legacies, gifts and donations of real and personal properties of all kinds and to administer and dispose the same when necessary for the benefit of the college, subject to limitations, directions, and instructions of the donors, if any. Such donations shall be exempt from all taxes and shall be considered as deductible items from the income tax of the donor. Provided, however, that the rights, privileges and exemptions extended by the Act shall likewise be extended to non-stock, non-profit private universities with the approval of the local government unit concerned and in coordination with the CHED;
    The Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Secretary of Finance shall be informed by the Board of such donations in order to effect the necessary tax exemptions as herein provided.
  4. To fix the tuition fees and other necessary charges, such as, but not limited to. Matriculation fees, graduation fees and laboratory fees, as they may deem proper to impose, after due consultation with the involved sectors.Such fees and charges, including government subsidies and other income generated by the college, shall constitute special trust funds and shall be deposited in any authorized government depository bank, and all interest that shall accrue therefore shall from part of the same fund for the use of the college.
    Any income generated by the university or college, and may be disbursed by its GB for instruction, research, extension, or other programs/projects of the university or college: Provided that all fiduciary fees shall be distributed for the specific purpose for which they are collected.
    If, for reason beyond its control, the university or college shall not be able to pursue any project for which funds have appropriated and allocated under its approved program for expenditures, its GB may authorize the use of said funds for any reasonable purpose which, in its discretion, may be necessary and urgent for the attainment of the objectives and goals of the university or college;
  5. To adopt and implement a socialized scheme of tuition and greater access to poor but deserving students;
  6. To authorize the construction or repair of its buildings, machineries, equipment, and other facilities and the purchase and acquisition of real and personal properties, including necessary supplies, materials and equipment. Purchases and other transactions entered into by the collage through its Governing Board (GB) shall be exempted from all taxes and duties.
  7. To appoint, upon the recommendation of the President of the college, the institution’s Vice President(s) Deans, Directors, Heads of departments, faculty members, and other officials and employees;
  8. To fix and adjust salaries of faculty members and administrative officials and employees, subject to the provision of the revised compensation and classification system and other pertinent budget and compensation laws governing hours of service, and such other duties and conditions as it may promulgate, any revision of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding; and to remove them for a cause in accordance with the requirements of due process of law;
  9. To approve the curricula, institutional programs, and rules of discipline drawn by the administrative and academic councils as hereinafter provided;
  10. To set policies on admission and graduation of students;
  11. To award honorary degrees upon person in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the fields of education, public service, arts, science and technology or in any field of specialization within the academic competence of the university or college and to authorize the award of certificates of completion of non-degree and non-traditional courses;
  12. To absorb non-chartered tertiary institution within the respective provinces where the college is located, in consultation with the Department of Budget and Management, and to offer therein needed programs or courses in order to promote and carry out equal access to educational opportunities mandated by the Constitution;
  13. To establish research and extension centers in the college where such will promote its development;
  14. To establish chairs in the college and to provide fellowship for qualified faculty members, and scholarship to deserving students;
  15. To delegate any of its powers and duties provided for hereinafter to the President and/or other officials of the college as it may deem appropriate so as to expedite the administration of the affairs of the college;
  16. To authorize an external management audit of the college, and request the CHED to finance the same, and to institute reforms, including academic and structural changes, on the basis of the audit results and recommendations;
  17. To collaborate with the other GBs of chartered SUCs within the province or the region, under the supervision of CHED which must approve the same, and in consultation with the Department of Budget and Management, and work towards their structuring so that they will become more efficient, relevant, productive, and competitive;
  18. To enter into joint ventures with business and industry for the profitable development and management of the economic assets for the development and strengthening of the college;
  19. To develop consortia and other forms of linkages with local government units institutions and agencies, public and private, local government units institution and agencies, both public and private, local and foreign, in furtherance of the purposes and objectives of the college;
  20. To develop academic arrangements for institution-capability building with appropriate institution and agencies, public or private, local or foreign, and to appoint experts/specialist as consultants, visiting or exchange professors, scholars, researchers, as the case may be;
  21. To set up the adaptation of modern and innovative modes of transmitting knowledge such as the use of information technology, the dual system, open learning, community laboratory, etc., for the promotion of greater access to higher education;
  22. To establish policy guidelines and procedures for the participative decision-making and transparency within the college;
  23. To privatize, where most advantageous to the college the management of non-academic services such as health, food, building or grounds, or property maintenance, and similar such other activities; and
  24. To extend the services of an incumbent President of the college, beyond the compulsory age of retirement but not later than the age of seventy (70), whose performance has been unanimously rated by the GB as outstanding and upon unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee (SC) concerned;