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1917 - Founding of Capiz Trade School. It was for the intermediate pupils and offer wood-working as the only vocational course. It was the only provincial school division with F.E. Hemingway as the division superintendent. The first principal was Mr. Jose S. Roldan. Located in the heart of the town of Capiz (now Roxas City). The division superintendent was Robert Clauson.

1920 - Opening of the first year secondary classes with woodworking and building construction as the major courses.

1924 - Graduated first batch of the secondary trade students. Gradual elimination of intermediate classes.

1929 - Elevation of the institution into a complete secondary trade school. The division superintendent was Arthur Wittman and the school principal was Jose Roldan.

1930 - The course in automechanics was added, enrolment rose to 270 and number of teachers increased to 9.

1941 - World War II broke out. The school ceased to operate. Jose V. Aguilar was then the division superintendent and the principal of the school was Mr. Griño.

1946 - Reopening of the school after the World War II. Jose V. Aguilar was reinstated as division superintendent and Alipio de la Cruz became the principal. Enrolment was 187 students with 5 teachers to take care of them.

1947 - 1950 - Reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings destroyed during the war. Glicerio C. Tayco was the division superintendent. Alipio de la Cruz remained as principal. Mr. Pineda was designated head of the vocational department. Some of the faculty members were Vicente Azarcon, Esmeraldo Caldeo, Jose Baltazar, Miss Dolores Arches, Reinaldo Aguilar, Eduardo Acepcion, and Miss Navarra. Mrs. Felisa B. Ortiz was the first head of the related subjects department.

1951 - 1953
*Relief came with funds for reconstruction of buildings from the Philippine War Damage Commission Buildings were constructed to house classes in drawing, automechanics, woodworking and one to house the power plant. A year later the related subjects building was reconstructed. Basic tools and equipment were purchased. There were 10 teachers, 230 secondary students and 11 students in the special trade curriculum.

*Dressmaking and practical electricity were added, Enrolment continued to increase.

*The FOA-PHILCUSA aid program was affected and the school became recipient of handtools and apparatuses, machines and other equipment. Four buildings were put up. Dressmaking, food trades were opened for girls.

1953 - Conversion of the school from provincial to national. The division superintendent of the provincial schools was Fructuoso Yanson. Alipio de la Cruz was the principal of the Capiz Trade School. Juan D. Ciudad became the head of the vocational department of the school. The related subject's buildings were put up. Mrs. Felisa B. Ortiz remained head of the Related Subjects.

1957 - Conversion of the school to national school of arts and trades and changing its name to Capiz School of Arts and Trades (CASAT). Fusion of Capiz High School with Capiz School of Arts and Trades. The provincial division superintendent was Fernando S. Fuentes. Mrs. Felisa B. Ortiz and Juan D. Ciudad were heads of the related subjects and vocational department respectively. Opening of the two-year trade technical education curriculum and the separation of the Capiz School of Arts and Trades (CASAT) from the provincial school division. The principal was Alipio de la Cruz. Donato V. Opina became head of the vocational department. Rogelio Cachuela was the first superintendent of the CASAT division. Greening of the CASAT campus. Three planting was initiated b the new Superintendent.

1960 - Restoration of the Capiz High School. Rogelio Cachuela remained as the superintendent of CASAT division. Delfin Acanto became head of the vocational department. Donato V. Opina was promoted principal of a vocational school in Iloilo.

1961 - The Capiz School of Fisheries came into operation in its temporary site at Cadimahan, Roxas City, with Rafael S. Taruc as principal. Construction of Science Building at CASAT campus. The school set up a museum; he canteen was renovated.

1964 - The Capiz School of Fisheries was transferred to its present site at Dayao, Roxs City. Rafael S. Taruc was principal with Mrs. Violeta F. Arnaldo as head of the related subjects department. Alipio de la Cruz became superintendent of both schools.

1969 - The Capiz School of Arts and Trades and the Capiz School of Fisheries were fused and converted into a college known as the Capiz Institute of Technology. Alipio de la Cruz was superintendent with Juan D. Ciudad as principal of the Arts and Trades Department. Taruc remained principal. Opening of the three-year Fishery Technical Education.

1971 - The year ushered in the administration of Melquiades F. Pugne, the third superintendent of the CIT division. The principal was Donato V. Opina. The vocational department head was Ramon S. Simon, Jr. who later became the first vocational instruction supervisor of the department. Mrs. Felisa V. Ortiz became the first vocational instruction supervisor of RSD. She retired in 1973. Miss Nilda O. Fuentes took her place. Hilario Z. Fernandez was the principal of the Fishery Department and Mrs. Violeta F. Arnaldo was head of the Related. Subjects section.

1972 - Opening of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and Bachelor of Science in Fishery Education. Major in electricity, electronics, technical building construction, furniture and cabinet making of the BSIE and fish culture, preservation and processing for BSFE.

1976 - Introduction of majors in Industrial Arts and Girl's Vocational Courses for the BSIE.

1977 - CIT celebrated its 60th anniversary, Part I of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

1975 - 1980 CIT's continuous growth and progress. Donato V. Opina became the fourth superintendent of the Capiz Institute of Technology. Juan D. Ciudad remained head of the college department in 1976. Ramon S. Simon, Jr., Vocational Education Supervisor of the City Schools Divisions, returned to CIT to take the place of Juan D. Ciudad. Juanito L. Jumpay, who became vocational instruction supervisor in 1975, was promoted principal in 1976. Dalmacio A. Condez was promoted to the position vacated by Juanito L. Jumpay. Amando M. Delfin took over the position of Hilario Z. Fernandez as the principal of the Fishery Department. Mrs Violeta F. Arnaldo was promoted Vocational Instruction Supervisor (RSD) of the Fishery Department. With the start of the construction of the new college building in 1980, new courses in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering were opened. These two courses were opened at the initiative of Superintendent Donato V. Opina with the assistance of Congressman Narciso Monfort.

1981-1982 - Upon the retirement of Donato V. Opina as superintendent early in April 1, 1981, Ramon S. Simon Jr. was designated officer-in-charge. Additional funds were acquired during the succeeding fiscal years, which brought about the completion of the P 3.6 million College Building in early 1983. Meanwhile, additional books and equipment were also purchased. The CIT-PTA was tapped for engineering books.

1983 - Celestino R. Abello was appointed Superintendent. Continuous growth of the school. Books and equipment were also purchased for engineering classes. All college classes were transferred to new building including those of the engineering.

Nov. 5, 1984 - Typhoon Undang wrought havoc on the school. The old science building, the old wood working building of the Department of Arts and Trades and several buildings of the Fishery Department were destroyed.

1986 - Rehabilitation of the building that were destroyed by Typhoon Undang, P1.7 million was released for reconstruction and rehabilitation of destroyed and damaged buildings. The first batch of 27 graduates in BSME and BSEE. Approval of the authority to offer the fifth year of BSEE and BSME. Mr. Abello left for a two-month vacation to the States. Eduardo T. Acepcion was appointed OIC. Four electrical engineering and three mechanical engineering graduates passed the professional engineering board given in October 1986.

July 16, 1986 - Wilfredo L. Lena took over as superintendent upon the retirement of Celestino R. Abello. Construction of an office for the Registrar and Student Association. Approval of 19 Instructor positions for engineering instructors. Continues upgrading of teachers and personnel competencies through seminars and the acquisition of equipment for engineering courses. A two-storey annex with four rooms was constructed.

1987 - Five mechanical and one electrical engineering graduates passed the professional engineering board examination given in October 1987. Equipment from the Fund for Youth Development, sponsored by the Japanese amounting to P 15,000,000.00 bolstered needs of the school for viable and efficient technical training in both trade and fisheries and engineering.

1988 - Another batch of engineering graduates passed the board examination: 11 electrical and 7 mechanical engineering graduates. Senator Alberto Romulo was graduation speaker.

1989 - CIT produced its first topnotcher in the mechanical board examination. Glenn Acaso, BSME-88 garnered fourth place with a grade of 86.4%.

Oct 25, 1999 - Merger of Capiz Institute of Technology with Panay State Polytechnic College (PSPC). Rochellir D. Dadivas, holder of a degree Ph.D. was the President. Mr. Primitivo V. Bangcoyo was the Vice President for External affairs; Mrs. Rosario L. Aleligay, Vocational School Department Head, Teacher Education Department; Miss Nonila B. Billiones, Vocational School Supervisor 111, Related Subjects Department; Mr. Ely S. Conlu, was the Supervisor of Boy's Trade Section; and Miss Libertad Buenvenida, Supervisor, Girl's Trade Section. Mr. Emmanuel Perez, Principal, Secondary Education.

CIT Turned Over to PSPC

The Capiz Institute of Technology (CIT) headed by Superintendent Primitivo V. Bangcoyo was now part of Panay State Polytechnic College (PSPC). CIT, a nonchartered institution of higher education under the direct supervision of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), was turned over by CHED Regional Director Tomas P. Parreño to PSPC President Dr. Rochellir D. Dadivas.

The formal turnover was in line with the mandated integration of CHED-supervised institutions to state colleges and universities (SUCs) in the area.

Bases of the integration were RA No. 7722 "Higher Education Act of 1994", RA 8292 "Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997" and RA 8745 - Integration of CHED-Supervised Institutions (CSI's) State College and Universities (SUC's).

According to PSPC President Rochellir D. Dadivas, PSPC has now 10 campuses namely: PSPC-Burias, Mambusao Campus; PSPC Mambusao Poblacion Campus; PSPC Sapian; PSPC Dumarao; PSPC Pontevedra at Bailan, Pontevedra; PSPC Roxas City Campus(CIT), PSPC Dayao (CIT) Campus, PSPC Tapaz, PSPC Sigma Campus (formerly the Sigma College of Science & Technology), and with 2 satellite campuses - PSPC San Pedro, Pontevedra and PSPC Tapulang, Maayon.

With the integration, the PSPC president said that the secondary education program in all campuses except in Pontevedra, PSPC Burias and PSPC Roxas, will be phased out. PSPC is mandated to have only 500 secondary students in the program.

PSPC president further explained that if PSPC Roxas becomes an autonomous external campus, it will be entitled to 500 high school students for its teacher education laboratory school.

The following were the officials in the PSPC set-up: Rochellir D. Dadivas, Ph.D., president; Editha L. Magallanes Ed.D., vice president for Academic Affairs; Primitivo V. Bangcoyo, M.A., vice president for external affairs, publication and linkages; and Nicolas Braña, Ph.D. vice president for research extension and production.

August 2001-2002 Engr. Ibarra Bisnar, OIC President and the elected vice-president of the Roxas Unit Faculty and Employees Association (RUFEA) was held as the President of the Federation of Faculty Association (FedFA). By virtue of this position and RA 8292, he automatically became a member of the Board of Trustees representing the Faculty. He was the Firs faculty from CapSU to hold such a high position in the CapSU organizational set-up.

August 2002 - 2003 Upon her reinstatement from her Magna Carta Study Leave, Mrs. Nieves Villamor-Aguirre assumed the position of Engr. Ibarra Bisnar in RUFEA, FedFA and as the member of the Board of Trustees. She became the second faculty from Roxas City Main Campus to sit as the member of the Board f Trustees. In the same year, Mrs. Villamr-Aguirre was designated cairman of the Legal Affairs of the campus.

March 21, 2004 - Conversion of Panay State Polytechnic College to Capiz State University by virtue of RA 9273. President Gloria Macapagal -Arroyo signed the conversion at the Provincial Capitol and was witnessed by the Capizeños.

The following were the CapSU key officials in the 2005 - 2006 organizational set-up: Rochellir D. Dadivas, Ph.D., President; Editha L. Magallanes, Ed.D., Vice President for Administration; Genoveva Labaniego, Ph. D., vice Geronimo Gregorio, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs as OIC, effective December 2005; Geronimo Gregorio vice Nicolas Braña, Ph.D., who retired from the service, Vice President for Research and Extension as OIC, effective December 2005. Evaristo M. Magoncia, Ph.D., Chancellor; Nieves Villamor- Aguirre, Ed.D., the First Campus Administrator of Roxas City Campus; Noberta B. Demalata, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education; Lucila D. Vipinosa, Ed.D., Dean, College of Industrial Technology, Engineering and Architecture (the First Dean to be designated when the 2 departments - Industrial Technology and Engineering & Architecture, were fused into one College); Edna M. Nava, Ph.D., Dean, Academic Programs (Dayao); Annie V. Reyes, Ph.D., Dean Graduate School; Erna D. Deocampo, Program Chairman, College of Education; Ricardo Bascos, Program Chairman, College of Technology; Rolly Degala, Program Chairman, Department of Engineering and Architecture; Oliver Arguelles vice Teresita Katigbak effective October 2005, Program Chairman Laboratory High School; Belma A. Ubugan, Ed.D., Director, Student Affairs; Editha C. Alfon, Ph.D., Registrar III; and Hermilisa A. Ochon, Administrative Officer IV.

Other officers of the campus include the following: Ella F. Aurelio, Ed. D., Chairman for Planning and Development; Roy A. Donato, Chairman for Research; Welgardo B. Batacandolo, Chairman for Publication; Emannuel V. Perez, Chairman for Extension; Engr. Ibarra A. Bisnar Jr., Chairman for External Affairs and Linkages; Nicolas B. Baes, Chairman for Gender and Development; Rowena Dela Cruz, Chairman for Management Information System (MIS); Mr. Ibrahim Espino, Chairman, Finance Division and Atty. Genalin A. Jimenez, Chairman for Legal Affairs.

June 2005 The CIT Hometel was converted to the Central Office.

August 2005 to February 2006 - Preparation for Accreditation of the program - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education in CapSU Roxas City Main Campus. The following changes in the Roxas City Main Campus took place:

- Major repairs and repainting of the College of Education Building;

- Hiring of Science Laboratory Assistants to take care of the IT and CoED Laboratories;Restruction and conversion of the former Office of the CapSU President to the office of the Campus Administrator, Chairman of Research and Chairman of the Planning and Development.

- Landscaping of the frontage of the Administration Building and the College of Education.

- Restructuring of the offices of the Dean of CoEd, Dean of the CITEA, Program Chairman of Engineering, Dean of Graduate School, Director of Student Affairs and COA.

- Major repair of the old Science Building.

September 2005 - Jeffrey Buhat, a BSIE graduate of CapSU Roxas Main Campus, was 8th placer in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), giving Capiz State University the distinction of one among the finest universities in the field of education.

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