The Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) held the Investiture of its 3rd University President, Dr. Alberto N. Naperi on March 15, 2019 at the CBSUA Athletic Ground, San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur.
Pres. Naperi holds a Doctor in Public Administration Degree from Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Bachelor of Liberal Laws Degree from the Aquinas University of Legaspi. He had received his Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science degree from Bicol University.
In his speech, Pres. Naperi pointed out three (3) principles: DISCIPLINE that defines not merely obeying rules but more of taking full responsibility of performing the best and delivering the best; RESPECT begets respect, and this attitude should flourish in an academic institution that each and every one in the University must be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others; lastly,CARE is a very important virtue of an academic institution. Care is valuing people and their contribution to the University and to the society.
“We are in knowledge business. Knowledge is growing and nothing is permanent. We always need to be ready and adaptable to ever changing world in the academic hemisphere," Dr. Naperi added.
As he ended, he encouraged the whole community with his words, “Don’t walk ahead of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead, but walk beside me and let us join each other, let us go forward and bring this University to greatness."
Traditionally held during a new President’s first year in office, CBSUA’s presidential investiture ceremony is an opportunity for every member of the University – student, faculty, staff, alumna and alumnus, retiree, and friend – to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter for the University and its continued pursuit for knowledge.