Members of the MSU System Research and Extension Planning Council (REPC) convene a meeting

#OneMSU | The REPC meeting led by the Vice President for Research and Extension, Dr. Glen P. Lorenzo, formulated urgent policies for research and extension, which are crucial in enhancing the global relevance and competitiveness of the entire MSU System, including its inclusion in prestigious Time Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking and QS World University Ranking. The council meeting brought together Vice Chancellors and Directors for Research and Extension from all MSU System campuses.

Highlighting the marching order of the MSU System President, Atty. Basari D. Mapupuno, REPC defined research and extension deliverables that should be considered as major deliverables from all faculty members across academic ranks. These policies will be presented for approval in the upcoming Board of Regents (BOR) en Banc Meeting in July 2023. These will encourage faculty members to actively engage in research and extension within their respective specialization and provide clear guidance on the roles and responsibilities in research and extension.

The REPC meeting served as a collaborative platform for policy formulations, strategic planning and decision-making regarding research and extension across all MSU campuses. In conclusion, the council meeting will strengthen the commitment and collective efforts of the MSU System, fostering partnerships, and innovative solutions to make substantial contributions to research and extension, knowledge dissemination, and community development within and beyond the university.

Members from the REPC present during the meeting were Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Dr. Gaudencio Petalcorin (MSU IIT); Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, Dr. Nancy Q. Echavez (MSU-IIT); Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Development, Dr. Fema Abamo (MSU Marawi); Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, Dr. Ramjie Yusop Odin (MSU-Maguindanao); Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Innovation, Dr. Hannbal H. Bara (MSU-Sulu); Director for Continuing Education and Extension Services, Dr. Richard Muallil (MSU TCTO); Research Director, Ms. Karen Gay P. Dy (MSU MSAT); Director for Research, Dr. Christine Dawn G. Obemio (MSU Gensan); Research Director, Mr. Bryan L. Bitantos (MSU-Buug); Asst. Director for Research, Ms. Emilie G. Tubio (MSU Naawan); Research Coordinator, Ms. Chelame M. Navas (MSU-LNAC); Research and Development Coordinator, Ms. Sittie Sohayrah D. Cadalay Maca-alang (MSU_LNCAT); and other MSU System Research and Extension directors, coordinators served as representatives.