Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs


The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) serves as a central pillar of academic leadership within the MSU System. With a profound dedication to fostering excellence, innovation, and success in higher education, the OVPAA plays a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape and ensuring the highest standards of teaching, research, and student development.

Academic affairs serve as the bedrock of educational excellence. By actively engaging in curriculum development and assessment, the OVPAA ensures that our academic programs remain current, relevant, and responsive to the evolving needs of students and society. This commitment to academic rigor empowers our graduates to excel in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to the global community.

OVPAA understands the transformative power of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. By championing these values, the OVPAA fosters an inclusive and supportive academic environment where all students have equal opportunities to succeed, irrespective of their background or circumstances. This commitment to diversity enriches the educational experience, broadens perspectives, and prepares students to navigate a diverse and interconnected world.

  • ALMA E. BEROWA Ph.D.Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • HASHMINA D. DIPATUAN, CPA, Ph.D.Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • MELBA MAGANDIA-ANGNI, MSTSpecial Assistant - Focal Person for Internationalization, Linkages and Innovation
  • IVY MAE B. ARIMAOSpecial Assistant - USAPP Secretary
  • HENRY P. ARINGA, Ph.D.Special Assistant
  • MOHAMMED IMADY R. MAMARIAdministrative Officer IV
  • IVAN YASSER E. BEROWAUniversity Researcher II
  • ABDULHAMID A. ABDULLAHUniversity Research Associate II
  • PASAYOD E. BEROWA JR.Administrative Assistant IV
  • JEHANODDIN C. ARIMAOAdministrative Assistant II
  • KHALID A. MACAPANTAOAdministrative Aide IV
  • MILLION G. SOLAIMANAdministrative Aide III
  • SITTIE AINIE C. SALICAdministrative III
  • TARHATA A. BOTERIAdministrative I

Office Contact Information

Sittie Ainie C. Salic

Antonio Isidro Hall, 2nd Street, Lomidong,
Mindanao State University,
Marawi Citym Philippines

+63 970 285 623

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To provide substantive inputs and direction-setting in terms of curricular, instructional, academic personnel, student services, library matters, research and innovation, and community services.

To provide substantive inputs and direction-setting in terms of curricular, instructional, academic personnel, student services, library matters, research and innovation, and community services.



  • S – Service-oriented/culturally gender-sensitive/solidarity and unity
  • H – Honesty and integrity
  • A – Accommodating (peace-builder, hospitable)
  • R – Results (outcomes/output-oriented)
  • E – Excellence (effective/efficient, caring/competent)
  • Academic Planning and Policy Development
  • Curriculum Development and Review
  • Faculty Development, and Evaluation
  • Academic Program Assessment and Accreditation
  • Academic Resources Allocation
  • Institutional Research and Data Analysis
  • Collaboration and External Relations
  • Crisis Management and Academic Integrity



The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs aims to achieve:

To provide strategic vision and leadership in all matters related to academic affairs. This involves setting goals, developing policies, and implementing initiatives that align with the institution’s mission and promote educational excellence.

To oversee the development and revision of academic programs and curriculum to ensure their alignment with industry trends, accreditation standards, and the needs of students. This includes fostering innovation in teaching and learning methods to enhance the quality and relevance of education.

To attract, retain, and develop a diverse and highly qualified faculty. This involves establishing fair and transparent recruitment processes, providing professional development opportunities, and implementing faculty evaluation systems to recognize excellence in teaching, research, and service.

To enhance student success and support services. This includes collaborating with various departments to implement academic advising, tutoring, mentoring, and other programs that help students thrive academically and personally.

To ensure that the institution maintains its accreditation and meets the required quality standards. This involves overseeing the accreditation process, conducting internal reviews, and implementing continuous improvement strategies to enhance educational quality.

To foster a culture of research and scholarly activity by supporting faculty in securing grants, creating interdisciplinary research opportunities, and establishing mechanisms for disseminating research findings.

To forge collaborations and partnerships with other educational institutions, industry partners, and community organizations to enhance academic programs, facilitate research collaborations, and provide students with real-world learning opportunities.

To oversee the allocation and management of financial and other resources within the academic domain. This involves developing and managing the academic affairs budget, making strategic resource allocation decisions, and optimizing resource utilization to support academic goals.

To develop, review, and implement academic policies and procedures. This includes ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, maintaining academic integrity, and addressing emerging issues and challenges in higher education.