About the President
Mario R. Briones, Ed.D., is the incumbent University President of the Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU). Elected to office by the Board of Regents on May 21, 2019, Dr. Briones is the third President of the University, succeeding Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan (2007-2012) and Dr. Nestor M. De Vera (2012-2019) respectively.
Vision for the University
Furthering the university’s vision of being a center of sustainable development initiatives in transforming lives and communities, the President aims to have the potentials of the University for community and nation-building realized through its four-fold functions: Instruction, Research, Extension, and Production.
With its four campuses sealing ISO Certification 9001:2015 and its Sta. Cruz Main Campus delivered for Institutional Accreditation (IA), the University under President Briones’ administration shall deliver quality education in preparing its graduates not only for local and national workforce but also international labor landscape. As an industrial educator by the profession, the President would like to have the students of the University be equipped and be at par with others with the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Prior into becoming the University President, Dr. Briones assumed various administrative positions such as Director of Extension Services, Dean of the College of Computer Studies, Director of Resource Generation and Outsourcing, Chairperson of the Student Affairs and Services, Director of Safety Management Services, Deputy Campus Director, and Campus Director among others.
Apart from his learnings in the academe, President Briones further extended the breath and depth of his knowledge and expertise to perform the functions given to him by submitting himself to different seminars, workshops, and conferences locally, nationally, and internationally relative to his positions as an academician and administrator.
President Briones is a recipient of a number of recognitions conferred by the university such as the two (2) Presidential Recognitions from the two former university presidents of LSPU, and other government agencies such as regional ABS-CBN Gawad Kalinga and academe-industry partners in Malaysia and Vietnam.