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University of the Cordilleras

University of the Cordilleras
Unibersidad ng Kordillera
Unibersidad ti Cordillera
Motto Here to Serve this Mountain Highlands...
Established June 19, 1946
Type Non-profit, Non-sectarian Private, University
President Ricardo P. Pama, BSCE, MEng, PhD
Students 20,000 (estimated)
Location Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Former names Baguio Colleges (1946-1967) Baguio Colleges Foundation (1967-2003)
Hymn The UC-BCF Hymn
Colors War/Battle Green
Nickname UC Jaguars (formerly BCF Shields)
Mascot Jaguars

The University of the Cordilleras, formerly known as Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), is a private university in Baguio City, Philippines. The school is situated at the heart of the city, near Our Lady of Atonement Church (the Baguio Cathedral), hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls.[1]


The Baguio Colleges
The Baguio Colleges Foundation

Baguio Colleges was founded on June 19, 1946 as the first higher learning institution in this highland city after World War II. This milestone inspired the creation of Baguio City as the educational center of the North. The college started with 156 enrollees in courses in teacher training and liberal arts at rented spaces in the Arevalo and the Antipolo Buildings along Session Road.

The founders converted the college into a foundation as Baguio Colleges Foundation in 1967, providing access to more students in the region and the whole country.

In 2003, the school became the University of the Cordilleras (UC), extending out further its services in three core areas --- to teach, to research, and to give back. The university has now grown to a complex of 10 colleges, collectively offering over 40 certificate, tertiary, graduate, and post-graduate programs, including a laboratory school for pre-school, grade school and high school, catering to around 15,000 students from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and even from other regions of the country and overseas.

Academic Programs

Graduate School

  • Doctor of Philosophy major in : Educational Management; Business Administration; Management; Language Education
  • Doctor in Information Technology
  • Master of Arts in Education & Master in Education (non-thesis) major in : Biology; Educational Management; English; Filipino; Guidance & Counseling; Mathematics; Physical Education; Special Education; Social Studies
  • Master in Education for Teachers & Other Professionals
  • Master of Arts major in : Biology; English; English as a Second Language; Guidance & Counseling; Political Science; Psychology
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Development Management
  • Master in Computer Science
  • Master in Information Technology with fields of specialization in: Web Technology; Networking Technology
  • MS in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology
  • MS in Civil Engineering online program)
  • MS in Mountain Engineering


Program Offered:

  • Bachelor of Laws


Programs Offered:

  • BS Accountancy
  • BS Accounting Technology
  • BS Financial Management Accounting
  • BS Forensic Accounting

Arts and Sciences

Programs Offered:

  • AB English
  • AB Political Science
  • AB Communication
  • BS Psychology
  • Bachelor of Public Administration

Criminal Justice Education

Program Offered:

  • BS Criminology

Engineering and Architecture

Programs Offered:

  • BS Architecture
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Environmental & Sanitary Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Electronics Engineering

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Programs Offered:

  • BS Hospitality Management
  • BS Tourism Management

Information Technology and Computer Science

Programs Offered:

  • BS Computer Science with fields of specialization in : Mobile Technology, Digital Arts & Animation
  • BS Information Technology with fields of specialization in : Enterprise Resource Planning, Network & Security, Web Technology
  • BS Information Systems
  • Associate in Computer Technology


June 1, 2003 marked the opening of the College of Nursing offering the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the first paramedical degree program of the university since the adoption of the trimester scheme.

Programs Offered:

  • BS Nursing
  • Diploma in Midwifery leading to BS Midwifery

Teacher Education

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in : English; Filipino; Biology; Mathematics; Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health; Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education general or major in: Special Education, Pre-school Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Education major in : School PE, Sports and Wellness Management

Grade School and High School

In the 1970s, the school provided education to working and military personnel, by opening an evening class. This provided more opportunities for those seeking to pursue secondary education.

The growing student populace and the need for more space led to the construction of the Campo Filipino Campus along Hamada Road. The building accommodated both the high school and some college subjects. When the buildings at the Harrison campus were finally completed, the Grade and High School Departments became a Laboratory School for BSE and BEEd students from UC College of Teacher Education.


Organizational Structure

Board of Trustees

  • Chairman of the Board: Jesus Benjamin D. Salvosa, BA, MM
  • Vice Chairman: Ray Dean D. Salvosa, AB, MPh
  • Secretary: Elizabeth S. Salapong, BSC, MBA
  • Treasurer: Nellie Nayda S. Bowman, AA, AB, MFA, MA
  • Executive Trustee: John Andrew B. Salvosa, AB Multi-Media Arts
  • Ex Officio Member: Linda S. Sarda, AB, MSW, MA
  • Corporate Secreatary: Atty. Renato S. Rondez, LIB

Executive Council

  • President: Ramon C. Cercado, PhD., EdD
  • VP for Academic Affairs: Cleofas M. Basaen, BSPsych, MAEd, MAT, EdD
  • VP for Administration: Leonarda R. Aguinalde, JSC, BSSA, MBA, PhD, DBM
  • VP for Finance: Erlinda S. Alvaro, BSC
  • AVP for Management Information System: Nancy M. Flores, BSECE, MIM
  • AVP for Corporate Communications Office: Aloysius C. Mapalo, BSCE, MSCE

Academic Council

  • Dean, Graduate School & ETEEAP Coordinator: Cleofas M. Basaen, BSPsych, MAEd, MAT, EdD
  • Dean, College of Law: Reynaldo U. Agranzamendez, AB, LlB, LLM
  • Dean, College of Engineering & Architecture: David C. Angiwan, BSCE, MSCE
  • Dean, College of Arts & Sciences: Miriam A. Janeo, BSBio, MAEd, PhD
  • Dean, College of Teacher Education: Norma Maria P. Rutab, BSEd, MAEd, EdD
  • Dean, College of Business Administration: Rhodora A. Ngolob, BSC, MBA, PhD
  • Dean, College of Accountancy: Cristina G. Gallato, BSC, MSBA, EdD
  • Dean, College of Criminal Justice Education: Ariel Nimo B. Pumecha, BSCrim, MSCrim, PhD Crim.
  • Dean, College of Information Technology & Computer Science: Nancy M. Flores, BSECE, MIM
  • Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management: Shirley E. Janiola, BSHRM, MBA
  • OIC-Dean, College of Nursing: Judith Odanee G. Magwilang, BSN, MAEd
  • Principal, Grade School & High School: Gladys S. Sibayan, BSEd, MM
  • Dean, Office of Student Affairs & Services: Aloysius C. Mapalo, BSCE, MSCE
  • OIC-Chief Librarian: Beverly B. Chapichap, BSEd - Library Science
  • OIC-Research and Development Office & Coordinator, CGIS: Nathaniel A. Lubrica, BSCE, MAEHP

Administrative Council

  • Director, Alumni & Community Affairs Offices: Leonarda R. Aguinalde, JSC, BSSA, MBA, PhD, DBM
  • OIC-Registrar: Ma. Teresa U. Bejar
  • Director, Buildings and Maintenance: Isabelita M. Ida, BSArch
  • Head, Facilities Management Office: Mariebel M. Ledesma, BSC, MAT, PhD
  • Head, Medical-Dental Clinic: Gazel May Monica I. Galuba, BSBio, MD
  • OIC-Human Resource Development Office: Catherine M. Cruz, BSPsych, MBA
  • Group Commander, Security Office: Ambrocio G. Narciso
  • Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Law: Rane D. Ramos, BSC, LlB


  • Purchasing Officer: Linden Branscome S. Bowman, III BSBA
  • School Accountant: Ethel Angela J. Dizon, BSA, CPA
  • Budget Officer: Christianne Joyce B. Mendoza, BSA
  • Head, Logistics Management Office: Michael Alexander B. Salvosa, BSBM

Officers Reporting Directly to the President

  • OIC, Quality Management Representative: Roland F. Malafu, BSPsych, MAT
  • Legal Counsel: Renato S. Rondez, AB Econ, LIB
  • Legal Counsel I: Rojane M. Puruel, LlB

Present status

The University of the Cordilleras has over 20,000 students.

Notable alumni

External links

  • University of the Cordilleras Official Website


  1. ^ Official press release, University of the Cordilleras. 2007.

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