by Jelanie Rose T. Elvinia
SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY BOARD of Trustees appoints SU College of Business Administration Dean Jane Annette Lupisan-Belarmino as the new Vice President for Development, whose post takes effect November this year.
Belarmino will oversee the operations of the university in the areas of physical plant development, linkages and donor relations, revenue augmentation and marketing.
“I see it as an adventure because I’m going to uncharted waters,” Belarmino said. She added that she is happy because the people that she works with are very supportive in guiding her in the new assignment.
The position was vacant for about 15 years. It was last handled by Roberto Montebon, currently the president of Silliman University Medical Center (SUMC) Foundation Incorporated.
Belarmino said that the position was filled this year because of “so many educational reforms” like the K+12. She also mentioned concerns on the tertiary level such as the typology of schools and colleges and global demands. In addition, it is also due to the recognition of Silliman’s growing relevance and reach, and the administration’s commitment to carrying out its strategic plan.
Belarmino will end her term as the CBA dean by the end of Mtay next year. She said that she is glad because she can already concentrate on the new position that she has. “I am only here for a season,” she said, accepting the fact that her position as dean will end soon.