ANGELES CITY- Dr. Richard G. Daenos was installed as the new President of City College of Angeles (CCA) during the solemn investiture and second commencement exercises held April 27 (Thursday), here.
Daenos, who was the tourism officer of the city from 2014 to 2016, was appointed as the second college president of CCA by the virtue of the City Council Resolution No. 7593 series of 2016 following the resolution of the selection committee for new CCA President as mandated by the Commission on Higher Education.
The former tourism officer studied Master of Arts in Special Education, Master of Arts in Education, and Master of Arts in Education major in English at Angeles University Foundation. He also garnered his doctorate in Philosophy Major in Educational Management in the same educational institution.
In 2012, he completed an International Research Residency Fellowship initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea and UNESCO “Chair at Korea Institute of Sport Science.
Most recently, he was conferred as a Senior Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators in Singapore and he was accorded a fellow in Business Education by the Philippine Academy of Professionals in Business Education.
Moreover, Dr. Daenos has also shown interest in the field of culture, arts and heritage conservation. He was elected as Secretary of National Committee on Monuments and Sites of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in 2016.
He has been a part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)-Philippines since 2015.
For his part, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the CCA needs competent professionals in the field and “appointing Daenos as the head of CCA will help the institution elevate its quality of instruction and learning”.
On his term as CCA President
Daenos is keen to make CCA as one of the best state colleges in the region by hiring competitive educational personnel and workforce.
Part of his plans as the president is to confer its teaching personnel with competitive salaries and benefits that are at par with that of related fields and other industries.
“We shall fully support their (teaching personnel) continuing professional development by encouraging them and even providing them with or linking them to opportunities to pursue graduate studies,” said Dr. Daenos.
“After all, they are the backbone of the college. Without them the students will lack the learning and development process.
He vowed to study and make necessary revisions on CCA’s curriculum as it continues in providing market-driven courses that will yield to the demands of the competent labor force, thus, institutionalizing the Department of Research in CCA.
Daenos was preceded by Averel Laquindanum, the first President of CCA, who is now dedicating his time in private practice and volunteer work.
(AC-CIO with reports from Camille Balbuena)