Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. is the 2nd president of Cebu Technological University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lapu-lapu City College and Talisay City College and the Chairman of Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) of Region VII. As a Civil Engineer, he is a National Director of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), an active international member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Structural Engineering Institute . He was conferred ASEAN Engineer by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) and ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer specialized in Structural Engineering by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). His accomplishments with PICE made him the recipient of the President’s Award for 2016 and 2017 for being an outstanding PICE National Director and Chairman for Research and Development.
Dr. Ancheta is a Career Service Executive , the highest form of eligibility in the country required by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and Career Executive Service Board (CESB) for executive government positions. He also completed the Regional Integration in Asia (RIA) course at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) , an intensive program which enables university executives to test their ideas on cross-border education. He underwent an enhanced leadership capabilities training on technical education and skills development in Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore.
As CTU president since 2015, his internationalization strategies and activities have reached premier institutions in Japan, U.S.A., Netherlands , Belgium, Australia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, Israel and South Korea. With CHED Phil-HECS Leadership Program, Dr. Ancheta was one of the few SUC presidents given the opportunity to learn from the Ministry of Education and top-ranked universities in Taiwan.
Doctor Fellow/Royal Institute, Singapore Commendation from the international community to the university was made recently with Dr. Ancheta being conferred Doctor Fellow of Royal Institute of Educators, Singapore membership. The recognition stands for CTU’s cooperation among institutions accredited by Royal Institution, Singapore.
He has also established the university’s web presence strengthening the research agenda that resulted in the faculty’s publications and attendance to local, national and international fora. With good governance and transparent quality management as his top priority, he is on his way in implementing state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities and has expanded the services and opportunities for students through continuous accreditation, numerous scholarships, outcomes-based education and technology development.
As an achiever, his capability is built upon being the consistent class Valedictorian in elementary and secondary levels, participating and winning in various division and regional competitions.
Dr. Ancheta’s early years speak of how he gained such a powerhouse of portfolio additives to make him more than qualified for the position. His academic achievements include the successful completion of the following degrees; Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and Governance, Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management (Awarded Best in Oral Defense), Doctor of Management(Awarded Best in Comprehensive Examinations), Master of Science in Management Engineering (Awarded Meritissimus- Highest Honors), Master in Education major in Mathematics and Diploma in Professional Education. He graduated Cum Laude in his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and the University of the Visayas (UV) both autonomous institutions of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) became the major avenues for learning for these degrees.
Service to the Academe
Devoting his life to the academe, he joined the College of Engineering and Architecture which became his first venue as instructor of major engineering courses that yielded a number of board topnotchers in UV.Dr. Ancheta spent a total of 18 years in the same institution in various positions: Chairman, Director, Associate Dean and Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture. He was granted the highest academic rank among the entire faculty of UV based on the Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) of the CHED. Alongside his responsibilities he also became a PACUCOA accreditor for Engineering programs for Washington Accord and technical panel evaluator of CHED for Engineering.
He also served as a professor in the undergraduate and graduate programs in USJ-R, UV, Southwestern University (SWU), Cebu Technological University (CTU) and Mandaue City College. He was an adviser of theses, dissertations and research papers. He had gone through professional development and advancement programs in leadership and management at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).
As a practicing Civil Engineer, he became the project director, manager, structural designer and consultant of various engineering projects in the province of Cebu. Thus, his expertise resonated also in being a reviewer for 20 years at the prestigious Besavilla Engineering Review Center.
With more time spent on generating new knowledge, he expanded his capacity as a DOST researcher privileged to present and publish relevant, multi-disciplinary local, national and international researches. Consequently, he became an editor of some engineering journals and books.
His stay in UV afforded him the challenge to be the Chairman for Research in the Graduate School. Moved to improve the quality of outputs, he visited premier universities in the world and thereafter established linkages.
Eligibilities and Examinations
An array of testing venues had made him a frequent successful examinee. Dr. Ancheta hurdled the following examinations: Career Service Executive Examinations (CSEE) both the written and oral examination of the Civil Service Commission, Management Aptitude Test Battery (MAT-B) of the Career Executive Service Board, PRC Civil Engineers Licensure Examinations where he belongs to the top ranked passers. PRC Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET), Teachers License in Science major in Physics in the State of California, USA. Civil Service Professional Examination, Civil Service Sub-Professional Examination, Ranked 5th in the College of Law Standardized and Centralized Entrance Testing Program conducted by Center for Educational Measurement -Manila held at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Graduate School Doctor of Management Comprehensive Examinations where he earned the highest rating of 1.03, Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Entrance Examinations, and the National College Entrance Examinations which hailed him a topnotch rating of 99+%.
His quest for triumph continues to embody the inherent gift in him being awarded Certificate of Recognition by various institutions and organizations in the community, the Most Outstanding Visayanian Leader and Most Outstanding Alumnus of USJ-R and UV. Essentially, his drive to outsmart his contemporaries is evidenced after he was conferred more testaments of excellence: the Plaque of Appreciation for outstanding achievement and contribution to the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) and Certificate of Appreciation as competent Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture.
A renaissance man in his own right, Dr. Ancheta has been demonstrating genuine leadership and its essence to impact change for the betterment of not just the institutions and agencies he has served but also the community which he forms an integral part.
As more years come for him, so do the certain developments and improvements that are part and parcel of his being the UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT of CEBU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY: THE PREMIER UNIVERSITY.