Geared towards improvement in preparation for its upcoming quadricentennial, the Colegio established the Antonio Tuviera Professorial Chair in Communication last April 9. The professorial endowment fund is aimed to usher Letran’s flagship program, Communication, to the graduate level.Tuviera, the president and CEO of TAPE Inc. (Television and Production Exponents Philippines), is a graduate of High School Batch 1961, and has been a prominent figure in the area of communications, being the man behind many productions such as the longest running noontime show, ‘Eat Bulaga!’
In recognition of Tuviera’s outstanding contribution, Letran named the professorial chair after him during the 10th anniversary celebration of the Institute of Communication’s Excellance, which was held at the Sofitel.
Rev. Fr. Clarence C. Marquez, OP, the Rector and President and Rev. Fr. Boyd Sulpico, OP, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, presented the honor to Tuviera.
The specific goals that are set to be achieved with the establishment of the endowment fund in Communication are to have a roster of full-time faculty with vertically aligned masteral and doctoral degrees; upgraded and industry demand responsive laboratory set-up and a more relevant student training program; a dynamic partnership with industry key players, preferably, alumni of
Letran; and a collaborative research program.
“I am humbled to be part of Letran’s continuing efforts in [getting] the best faculty. It is my hope that this [endowment]…will break new grounds in innovative teaching in Communication arts,” said Tuviera.
The Tuviera Chair is the second one given this year; the Colegio named one after Cesar Cabreza Zalamea, an Accounting alumnus, last February.
“We are hoping to have Professorial Chairs for all our programs,” said Sulpico.