A Lady Leader and Difference-Maker
As the 7th President of Bicol University (2007- 2015), Dr. Lauraya steered the University towards unprecedented excellence and maintaining the highest level of performance for SUCs. She blazed the trail in establishing the BU College of Medicine, the Institute of Architecture, and pioneered programs such as the BS in Meteorology, BS Mining Engineering, BS in Geodetic Engineering, and BS Industrial Design. According to Dr. Lauraya, a President’s task is a highly demanding job that requires you to be physically and mentally at the prime of your life. President Lauraya became the youngest President of BU as she rose from the ranks as Instructor, Program Head, Dean, and Vice-President before she was elected to the Presidency.
With massive leadership achievements, Dr. Lauraya functioned in the following significant capacities: President, Bicol Foundation for Higher Education (BFHE); Chairperson, Bicol Consortium for Agriculture Resources, Research and Development (BCARRD); Regional Coordinator, Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management (PATLEPAM); and Chairperson, Regional Research Development Coordinating Council.