University of Bohol President Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol, III, was recently elected as Corporate Secretary and Board of Trustee (2020-2022) of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) during PACU's First Virtual Annual General Assembly and Elections held last September 26, 2020, via Zoom teleconference.

It can be recalled that Dr. Tirol was first elected as a PACU Board of Trustee (BOT) representing the Visayas in 2018.

The new set of officers of PACU for 2020-2022 is composed of, Mr. Anthony Jose M. Tamayo (University of Perpetual Help) - President. Engr. Bernard Nicolas E. Villamor (Cebu Institute of Technology - University) – 1st Vice President, Mr. Marco Alfredo M. Benitez (Philippine Women’s University)– 2nd Vice President, Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol, III (University of Bohol) – Secretary, and Ms. Laurice Faye R. Juarez (Capitol University) – Treasurer.

The regional vice presidents are, Dr. Caroline Marian S. Enriquez (Our Lady of Fatima University of – NCR, Dr. Patricia Bustos-Lagunda (Baliuag University) – Luzon, Atty. Augusto W. Go (University of Cebu) – Visayas, and Dr. Guillermo P. Torres, Jr. (University of Mindanao) – Mindanao.

Among other things, the current PACU leadership has made the guidance, vigilance, and proactive stance in matters involving future education policies affecting all its member schools and their respective students a point of emphasis for these next two years.

Despite the immense challenges posed by COVID-19, PACU is bent on fulfilling the overall vision of transformative private education in a deregulated environment. PACU's member schools, including the University of Bohol, are among those at the forefront of ushering in this new age of learning while displaying private education's adaptability and resilience during this challenging time.