Throughout 2020, Quirino State University made further improvements in the university by providing directions, channels and means for a comprehensive non-sectoral opportunity for holistic human development. This is an outward manifestation of inclusiveness of the university’s vision, mission and goals in serving its clienteles.

The following activities were undertaken by the University Management towards the improvement of its governance in the delivery of quality education and services to the countryside.

Initiatives to Improve Governance and Services


January 7, 2020 – Dr. Hermenegildo F. Samoy, Jr. was hailed as the second president of the university during the Special Board Meeting held at Commission on Higher Education Office, Quezon City, Manila.

The said Special Board Meeting, where they voted the next university, is composed of the QSU Board of Regents headed by Commissioner Lilian Delas Llagas.  On the same day, President Samoy signed and had his oath as the second QSU President.

Ceremonial Turn-over of QSU Presidency

January 13, 2020 – Dr. Samuel O. Benigno, the outgoing President of the university, handed-over the QSU to the new President Dr. Hermenegildo F. Samoy, Jr. during the Ceremonial Turn-over of QSU Presidency held at the University Gymnasium.


This symbolic event was attended by the stakeholders, students, and faculty and staff of the three campuses, as well as the members of Board of Regents.




September 20, 2020 – The Civil Service Commission awarded QSU Maturity Level 2 in recruitment, selection and placement, learning and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition.

The said award was given by Director Nerissa B. Canguilan, CSC Regional Director.


December 16, 2020 – The Quirino State University (QSU) was listed as a member of SEAMEO Schools Network.  The university’s registration to the said network was facilitated by the Director for Instruction, Dr. Romiro G. Bautista.

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is a regional inter-governmental organization established among Southeast Asian countries who takes pride in its achievements over the years as Southeast Asian’s leading organization in promoting regional cooperation and human resource development in education, science, and culture.  The project aims to serve as a “Network of Sharing and Development” platform among public and private educational institutions at all levels in 11 Southeast Asian countries.

The following activities were also carried-out for a smooth flow of management and operations services:

  • Setting of Organizational Targets and Outcomes. The University was able to set the targets for 2020. This served as the framework of the university to carry-out its vision as center for academic and technological excellence.
  • Annual Performance Assessment. Evaluation of the QSU’s 2020 Strategic Plan was undertaken to assess the performance for the year and to identify the accomplished and unaccomplished targets. Presentations were done by every department while strategies to be employed in the attainment of unaccomplished targets were collaboratively tackled.
  • Procurement Planning and Budgeting. A procurement planning and budgeting conference was undertaken to discuss procurement directions, strategies, processes and priorities for the upcoming year. The planned procurement method, quantities to be procured, timeframes within which specific procurement will be made were tackled with respect to the approved budget for each department. This resulted in the preparation of the 2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP). With this, acquisition of goods and services at reasonable cost will be observed in a timely manner and in the spirit of transparency which is an essential element in good governance.