Monday, August 13, 2007

Dr. Soledad S. Mina-Roguel, Dean, Institute of Graduate Studies

Dr. Soledad S. Mina-Roguel is Professor VI, and one of Metrobank Outstanding Teachers in 2006 (College Level).

Among the priorities of Dr. Sol is to promote the culture of quality and excellence in the teaching-learning environment, starting with the physical improvement and upkeep of IGS building and surroundings, equipping classrooms and seminar rooms with modern instructional facilities, and the enhancement of IGS Library collections of books and periodicals, including Internet access. The continuing capability-building of faculty and students, enhancement of the instructional, research, and extension will be a major thrust of her administration, will be transparent, participatory, and with utmost professionalism.

Previously, she held administrative positions such as college registrar, department chairman, acting university and board secretary, and as former dean of the Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS) and Office of Student Affairs (OSA).

Dr. Roguel holds a MEd and PhD in Educational Psychology degrees from the University of Hawaii-Honolulu as an East-West Center scholar. She graduated BS in Elementary Education, summa cum laude, at the Philippine Wesleyan College (now Wesleyan University Philippines).
Dr. Roguel availed of a post doctoral fellowship at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and a research fellowship at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), serving as a social scientist and consultant in training and technology transfer programs. She has also enjoyed a 6-month research fellowship under the Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) from October 10, 2003 to April 10, 2004 to study the agricultural extension delivery system of land grant universities in the United States, with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California at Davis as host institutions.

Currently, she leads the content development project of the Open Academy of Philippine Agriculture (OPAPA) which is tasked with the development of vegetable and animal production modules.

According to Dr. Roguel, IGS should be a catalyst in the generation of new knowledge and technologies and interface instruction and R & D activities.

Dr. Roguel possesses a wealth of experience as an administrator, researcher, educator and writer, made richer by her numerous seminars and trainings conducted and attended. (Sheila Umagat)