By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) formally installed Sr. Joseline Lasala, SPC as its third University President in investiture rites held here recently.
Sr. Lasala , a Licensed Chemical Engineer, Educator, Administrator, and Environmentalist, is appointed as third president of SPUD, an institution that participates in the evangelization mission of the Church through Catholic Education.
In a ceremony witnessed by university’s community and local officials, Lasala’s investiture was solemnized by Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete.
To formalize the installation of Sr. Lasala’s post, Bishop Cortes administered the oath of office or call to service for her to commit to direct the university as a Catholic school, making Christian formation as the core of the school’s curriculum, “bringing faith, culture and life into harmony, creating a milieu in which integration of faith and life takes place in its students’ and employees lives.”
In his greetings with prayers, Bishop Cortes said: “We welcome you to take this new responsibility of leading the university in molding the youth and in touching the lives of your academic community through Catholic education.”
The rites were followed by a pledge of support from all SPUD personnel, alumni and students to Sr. Lasala in her vision, mission and in all undertakings beneficial to the university and for the good and wellbeing of all.
In her inaugural speech, Lasala said to head SPUD is a sharing in Church’s mission, giving priority to programs of the Christian Formation and human resource development aligned with the academic programs and research agenda of the university.
“We also strategize our moves and actions in order to more progressively forward and continue to be relevant to the community here in Negros Island,” Lasala said. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Sept. 2, 2016)