History of the College

History of the College

The College of Arts and Science proclaimed its new Dean, Dr. Raul Sampaga on June 16, 2013, being after chosen among the four faculty contenders who have the potential to assume the positon.

The selection process started with the endorsement by the CAS faculty and staff to the selection committee chaired by Jaime I. Manuel Jr. Afterwards, consultation followed, wherein the four faculty contenders who have the potential to assume the position were presented. In the secret balloting method of selection, Dr. Sampaga won the trust of the faculty and staff. In March 2013, the endorsement proceeded to the office of the president wherein together with the other vying institute directors and department chairpersons, his candidacy was scrutinized.

Dr. Sampaga’s endorsement was then approved. Thus, he assumed the OIC capacity from April 16 to June 15, 2013 before being formally declared as the new dean of CAS.

There are 24 faculty members in the college of Arts and Sciences under his deanship wherein five Faculty are assigned under the Department of Mathematics and Allied Discipline. There are six Faculty under the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences, seven are under the Department of Languages, and seven for the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college exists with the NLUC’s newest course offered, the Bachelor of Science in Biology.

“I feel challenged for the new assignments and responsibilities yet I know it would improve me”. Dr. Sampaga stated.


By Grace T. Calica and Hannah Nora A. Bayogan

The bachelor of Arts in English Language (ABEL) by virtue of BOR Resolution No. 2014-217a and as per CMO No. 44 s.1997 was officially offered effective first semester of this school year.

The program was conceived as it was one of the priority course of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that will help the students to cope with the requirements of the global market.

Prior to its implementation, the said program underwent the evaluation conducted by the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) last April 20-21, 2015. Areas evaluated were faculty who would handle major and general education subjects, library holdings, facilities, buildings, proposed curriculum to name a few.

After the evaluation, RQAT pronounce that NLUC had complied with the requirements of CHED. A certificate of program compliance was granted to NLUC last May 4, 2015 giving the authority to operate ABEL effective Academic Year 2015-2016.

The program is headed by Prof. Eden A. Sagun Chairperson Languages Department, Ms. Grace T. Calica as the program head, and Ms. Frediz Winda F. Badua as the curriculum adviser of the 43 students of ABEL.

The efforts of the CAS family led by Dr. Raul B. Sampaga and the support of the University resulted in the offering of this program.