USTP to welcome new board chairperson

By Diane Therese C. Esmade, USTP System STRATCOMM
CHED Commissioner

The USTP Community anticipates the homecoming of a fellow Trailblazer, Commissioner Jo Mark M. Libre DPA, for his first Supervisory Visit on March 23, 2022. Council members of the USTP System will attend the short program prepared to welcome the newly appointed Commissioner who will also serve as the USTP Board Chairperson.

With reference to CHED Special Order (CSO) No. 22, Series of 2022 issued by CHED Chairperson J. Prospero E. de Vera III, Commissioner Jo Mark M. Libre, will serve as the regular Chairperson and Presiding Officer of the Governing Boards of 24 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the Philippines, including the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP).

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Commissioner Libre on February 9, 2022. He will serve a three-year term until July 21, 2025.

Commissioner Libre obtained his Master of Public Administration from USTP and received his Doctor of Public Administration from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.

He worked with USTP (formerly the Mindanao University of Science and Technology or MUST) from 2011 to 2015, serving as Coordinator of the Student Affairs and Welfare and as the Coordinator of the Social Sciences Department.