HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF
SORSOGON STATE COLLEGE
Sorsogon State College (SSC)
is the former Sorsogon College of Arts and Trades (SCAT), which was found
in 1907 and consider one of the oldest trade schools in the Philippines. After
86 years of existence, the school was made into a state college by virtue
of Republic Act No. 7666, approved by Pres. Fedel V. Ramos on December 31,
The conversation of the
College was sponsored by Hon. Salvador H. Escudero, III,
representative,1st District of Sorsogon, and Sen. Leticia Ramos Shahani
facilitated its approval at the Senate.
SSC is operationalized
through a province-wide umbrella system where four vocational technical schools
The SCAT which serves as
the main campus was renamed School of Industrial Technology and Education(SITE),
Sorsogon Campus; Sorsogon National Agriculture School (SNAS) now known as School
of Agriculture and agriculture-based Technology (SAABT), Castilla Campus; Bulan
Vocational high School, now called as Institute of Management and information
Technology (IMIT), Bulan Campus; Magallanes School of Fisheries (MSF) is now
School of Fisheries and Fishery-Based Technology (SFFBT), Magallanes Campus.
The two-year transition
period was supervised by Dr. Dionesia A. Rola, consultant, Congressional
Oversight Committee on Education (COCED), with Mr. Bonifacio H. Ativoas OIC
president. The subsidiary campuses were headed by the incumbent administrators,
namely: Mr. Manuel R. Deyto (Bulan Campus); Engr. Dominador T. Marinez, (castilla
Campus);and Mr. Marcial T. Borja, (Magallanes Campus). A support staff was
composed of Ms. Luz L. Angeles for Program; Dr. Pablito V. Marbella
for Human Resources Development and Mrs. Marilyn D. BErdin for Budget.
The first Board of Trustees
(BOT) was composed of Dr. Ricardo T. Gloria, Secretary of Education, culture and
Sports as chair; Rep. Salvador H. Escudero, III, Sen. Letecia Ramos Shahani and
Mr. Bonifacio H. Ativo as members.
His appiontment was signed
by Pres. Fidel V. Ramos on September 18, 1995; took his oath of office at
Malacaņang Palace on November 21, 1995 and officially assumed his position as
President of the Sorsogon State College on December 4, 1995.
Dr. Nieves' six-year
incumbency is high lightened by rigorous reforms and innovation towards a vision
driven management strategies strongly supported by the Dumlao-Valisno as chair;
Sen. Teresa Aquino -Oreta, chair, Senate Committee on Education; Rep.Eduardo B.
Nachura, chair, Congressional Committee on Education; Dr. Marlene Ca. P.
Rodriguez, director, NEDA, Region V; Dr. Eriberta B. Nepomuceno, director,
Region V; Capt. Sharon G. Gernale, president, SSC Alumni Federation; Anthony M.
Bravo, president, SSC Faculty Federation; Mr. Chistian A. Luna president, SSC
Student Federation, as member and Mrs. Marilyn D. Berdin, GASS director as
acting BOT secretary.