Beginning 2nd semester, AY 2017-18, Fr. Jerry M. Perocho, SVD, M.A. joins the USC Board of Trustees while Fr. Dennis B. Testado, SVD, M.B.A. is named Board of Trustee and USC Corporation secretary. Fr. Eleno P. Bucia, SVD, M.A., who is currently Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO) Director, assumes a new position as Officer-in-Charge of the Office of External Relations, while two new department chairs were also appointed namely Brian John P. Sarno, Ph.D. (Chemistry) and Aure Flo A. Oraya, M.S. (Civil Engineering).
Fr. Perocho is a veterinarian by training before becoming an SVD missionary. Hailing from Agusan del Sur, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Davao Institute of Agriculture Foundation in Davao City. He also holds a Master in Public Administration from Father Urios University in Butuan City, a Master of Arts in Theology major in Pastoral Theology from the Divine Word School of Theology in Tagaytay City, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Management from De La Salle University in Manila, and a Master of Arts in School Guidance and Counseling from the Philippine Normal University in Manila. Fr. Perocho was ordained a priest on December 6, 2002.
Fr. Testado also has a string of degrees under his belt, graduating magna cum laude for both his A.B. in Theology and M.A. in Theology major in Mission Studies from the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City. He also earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology cum laude from the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, as well as a Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business in Rockwell, Makati.
Fr. Bucia, whose previous assignment was as Vice President for Administration, now runs the KTTO as well as the Office of External Relations.
Dr. Sarno assumes the chair of the Department of Chemistry after returning to the University. He used to be connected with the USC Water Resources Center and has bachelor degrees in Physics and Chemistry. He earned his Master of Science in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Material Science and Production Engineering from Kagoshima University in Japan. Oraya assumes the Civil Engineering post having earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering from USC.
The complete list of University officers can be downloaded here.