Pursuing excellence is not a one-time job; the first step in the long journey starts with a job well done. Laguna State Polytechnic University work speaks volumes of its management: efficient, organized and result-oriented; thus on December 18, 2018, it was awarded 9001:2015 ISO Certification asserting that it has met the International Standards specified for quality management, i.e., it provides services that meet the stakeholders’ and clients’ high level of satisfaction and meets applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. LSPU had earlier been awarded ISO 9001:2008 which focused on delivering customer expectations and satisfaction; however, it expired in September 2018, hence everybody worked tough for this latest success. This success is a prologue of excellence and a fuel that accelerates it beyond its limits.
\r\nDr. Nestor M. de Vera, President, who was congratulated by everyone for such a commendable achievement and for having piloted LSPU’s continual soar towards excellence, in return expressed greetings of Congratulations and his appreciation of the LSPU system management, faculty, and staff determination, collaborative efforts, and genuine love for LSPU. Nevertheless, in his inspirational message delivered during the closing meeting of the five-day audit, he underscored, “Certified or not….ang gusto ko lamang ay ma establish natin ang Quality Management System.” It has been one of the University’s agenda to be internationally known as a Center of Development, and eventually, Center of Excellence in Higher Education.
\r\nLSPU finds confidence and unsurpassed worthiness in becoming a forerunner of global innovative higher education scheme, as shown by its performances in instruction, research, extension services and production, thus, has established its footholds not only in the country but also in other Asian countries like Vietnam, Korea, China, among others. Hence, through continuous development spearheaded by staunch advocates in technical arts and applied sciences, the Laguna State Polytechnic University will continue serving mankind and building community of professionals. (N.G. Dimaculangan)