Saint Louis College, Inc, Philippines

Full name in the national language Saint Louis University
Acronym SLU
Institutional project coordinator Roberto M. Arguelles
Telephone +63 074-4432001 loc 238

SLU was founded in 1911 and is regarded one of the Philippines’
respected and leading educational institutions that has grown with the
demands of the current and future environments for its students and
faculty alike. Today, SLU’s reputation of meeting international
standards in tertiary education attracts students and scholars from the
Philippines as well as from other countries of the world. In view of the
strategic direction of the University, the Strategic
Internationalisation Plan (SIP) aims to strengthen and diversify SLU
international programme portfolio that is student and faculty-driven
while ensuring campus relevance, academic excellence, programme
sustainability, alumni engagement, and local/international connectedness
that reflect the University’s global vision. To achieve this, the
University has planned the following strategic actions: 1. Diversify International Portfolio.
Activities include: increase number of trans-disciplinary activities
with international partners and tackle global issues that are connected
locally; and update university policies to reflect our global vision. 2. Enhance Global Opportunities.
Activities include: increase utility and activity of programmes with
partners; increase number of research projects and student learning
options with substantial international component; increase number of
double degree programmes, grant applications, knowledge generation,
dissemination, and implementation with Mainland and international
partners; and establish a set of international competencies for students
and staff. 3. Promote Campus Diversity. Activities
include: increase the diversity of our student body; implement campus
activities to promote diversity awareness, empowerment, and integration.
4. Amplify Global Engagement. Activities include:
advance International visibility and presence; increase online
activities, outlets and social media presence. The total number of
students registered at the institution in 2016/2017 was 25126, of them
182 full-time international students doing their studies in 77 academic
programmes. In 2016/2017 there were 7 incoming and 8 outgoing mobile
students. The number of faculty members teaching at the institution was
766, including 2 full-time international lecturers.

Roberto M. Arguelles dedication in teaching marketing and research
allowed him to be bestowed the AGORA Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Marketing Education given by the Philippine Marketing Association. 
He was also awarded as the first Best Entrepreneurship Educator of the
Philippines by the Entrepreneurship Association of the Philippines. He
has been in the academic community for the last 26 years. He is a
trainor in Business Development Program, Research, Curriculum
Development, and Management Development Programs in the Philippines and
abroad. With his passion in research, he has published researches in
local and international journals. He has also presented research papers
in Belgium, Thailand, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. He worked as
Deputy Team Leader on Socio-economics under the Vlaamse
Interuniversitaire Raad for 5 years which include project
implementation, monitoring, accounting and management reporting.  He is
currently a team member of the on-going Erasmus+ funded projects for
capacity building in the field of education entitled BEEHIVE (Building
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for
Better Graduate Employability) and PROJECT ANTENA (Internationalisation
of Higher Education at The Philippines Network). He holds a doctorate
degree in Philosophy in Management. He completed the Applied Research in
Socio-Economic Sciences at the University of Ghent, and Small
Enterprise Development Program at the Catholic University of Leuven, in
Belgium and was a Visiting Professor at the Universitas Atma Jaya
Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Visiting Professor at Holy Angel University
Graduate School.  He is currently the Vice President for Academic
Affairs of Saint Louis University.

Prof. Dr. Richel Lamadrid stint in the academe has spanned more than 20
years.  This exposure has honed her craft in research and developmental
undertakings aside from teaching.  As a researcher, she presented and
published papers as 1) Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility Within
the Sustainability Agenda: Issues and Challenges for Asian-Based
Companies- Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 5, Issue 2 2) Rewiring
Business Firms through an Entrepreneurial-Oriented Strategy Making 3)
Entrepreneurial-Oriented Strategy Making Gestalts and 4) Fundamentals of
Entrepreneurship 2004-2012 editions as book contributor/ writer.  She
is likewise the promoter of a 3-yr (2014-2017) interuniversity
cooperation research and development project (on entrepreneurship and
performance in the agri sector) with a local university and Ghent
University, Belgium.  Likewise, she is an institutional team player of
an Erasmus+ funded project for capacity building in the field of
education entitled BEEHIVE (Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to
Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for Better Graduate Employability;
2016-2019).To date,she is the graduate program
coordinator in the accountancy, business and management track of the
School of Advanced Studies at Saint Louis University, Baguio City,
Philippines.  She teaches both graduate and undergraduate programs.  Her
academic know-how lies along organization and management,
entrepreneurship, strategic mgmt, and Asian/international management. 
She obtained her Doctor of Applied Economic Sciences at Ghent
University, Belgium. Also Master in Industrial Relations and BA
Sociology at University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Corazon Baterina-Kawi is the Director of the Guidance Center since 2009.
Her general responsibility includes coordination, supervision,
management and implementation of a comprehensive and functional guidance
program. She completed her Masters in Psychology in 2000; Masters in
Guidance and Counseling in 2013 both in Saint Louis University. She is a
licensed Psychology educator and practitioner; a licensed Guidance
Counselor supervisor, educator and practitioner; a licensed
Psycometrician and also a licensed teacher. She is currently pursuing
her PhD in Counseling at the Philippine Normal University and recently
completed the required academic units prior to dissertation writing. She
is also a part-time faculty in the Department of Psychology in the
School of Advanced Studies. One of her specific responsibilities is
being a member of the Admissions Committee of SLU where she is tasked to
evaluate and assess applications of international students who seek for
admission as transferee in the undergraduate level and international
students who seek for admission in the graduate program. She is also a
member of the Asian International Mobility for Students Committee. Her
function is to assist and facilitate in the assessment and evaluation of
students who wish to apply as participants in the Student Exchange
Program. The initial assessment includes the administration and
interpretation of two (2) personality tests; namely the Gandeza Scale of
Frustration Tolerance and the Study Orientation Survey-Revised.

Prof. Andrew S. Macalma is currently the Dean of Student Affairs of
Saint Louis University.  Prior to his current stint with the Office of
Student Affairs where he had been stationed for the last 15 years,
Andrew worked as a Guidance Counselor for 7 years and as a Part-time
Faculty of the Department of Psychology in the same university.  He
holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and two master’s Degrees –
Psychology and Business Administration and is currently finishing his
studies in Ph D in Educational Management.  As a Registered
Psychologist, Registered Psychometrician and a Licensed Professional
Teacher, he is an active collaborator and mentor in the academic area. 
Currently, he is also a Professor in the School of Advanced Studies of
Saint Louis University handling courses in the Psychology, Business
Administration, and Inclusive Education graduate programs. As a
professor, he is invited to sit down as Thesis Adviser to Graduate
School Students and Research Promoter in both the Human Resources
Management and Psychology undergraduate programs. As a trained
facilitator and sought-after speaker/resource person in leadership
trainings, team building activities, and in Inclusive Education
trainings and seminars, he also undertakes his role as an adviser of the
Ministry of Sacred Music and Divine Symphony, an SLU Parish-based choir
of the St Aloysius Gonzaga Parish of SLU where he also sits as the Vice
President of its Parish Pastoral Council. He is a National Board Member
and Executive Board Officer of Philippine International Friendship and
Understanding Association Incorporated (PIFUA, Inc.) and of the
Philippine Association of Practitioners of Student Affairs and Services,
Inc. (PAPSAS, Inc.)- two National Professional organizations focused on
International Students in the Philippines, and university-bound
students, respectively. He scales the mountains of the Cordilleras and
runs the road and trails of Baguio and Benguet whenever he is free from
work and responsibilities.