Dr. Danilo G. Tan is the first CLSU university professor and first Metrobank Most Outstanding Teacher (College Level) in CLSU, in the province, and in the region. Also, he was one of the Most Outstanding CLSU Officials in the CLSU Centennial Celebration, an outstanding Novo Ecijano, outstanding Anak ng Cabanatuan, and outstanding alumnus in the Wesleyan University – Philippines.
As national assessor of IQUAME, regional evaluator, member of the Board of Directors and officer of PNBTE, chairman of the board of directors of CDCE Region III, he initiated reforms in the Teacher Education Institution (TEI) program thrusts and revitalized servant leadership dictum to establish a culture in the pursuit of distinction.
He served as presidential adviser for internal development in CLSU, as dean of the Office of Student Affairs, and the College of Education. He was chosen by former President Undan as best dean.
As dean of the College of Education, he caused it to perform consistently at par with other TEI in the licensure examinations, even producing topnotchers. He caused the construction and renovation of infrastructures at the college for its welfare through fund sourcing. His innovativeness and resourcefulness led the College of Education to achieve its status as Center of Development.
He received an Elementary Teacher’s Certificate with highest honor and graduated ETC-BSE from Wesleyan College in 1966 as summa cum laude and then pursued his MA in Education at WU-P and EdD in Guidance at UP Diliman. He was a classroom teacher, then an instructor, and eventually a professor. He has been consistently rated outstanding in the faculty performance evaluation since 1987. (Myla Santos)