Vic voted to the General Council
Victor Franco, FSC of the Philippine Lasallian District was
unanimously voted as a new member of the General Council,
Superior General Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría announced
in a letter to the Christian Brothers dated November 30, 2000.
wish to thank Brother Victor and congratulate him for his
readiness to work for the whole of the Institute and our Associates.
I wish to thank likewise the Brothers of his District and
of the PARC Region for their valued collaboration. It is a
pleasure for us to have at our disposition a Brother coming
from the immense and multicultural continent of Asia, and
we are sure that our Council and the Institute, as well as
our Associates, will benefit from his person and his service,”
Brother Álvaro wrote.
Victor was born on October15, 1944 in Bais, West Negros, Philippines.
He made his first vows in 1963 and his perpetual profession
in 1970. At different times he has exercised his ministry
in the Scholasticate and the Novitiate.
1976 to 1982 he was Visitor of his District. After that, he
was the Delegate of the Superior General for Thailand and
Director of the inter-District Novitiate of PARC.
announcement on Brother Victor’s election fell on the liturgical
feast of Blessed Scubilion Rousseau. Brother Álvaro said by
maintaining the Brother of Reunion’s evangelical sensitivity,
they would be guided in responding with great love to the
new poverties and needs of the young people of today.
the beginning of September, the Brothers of the General Council
and the Superior General have been working at planning the
next seven years in the light of the propositions of the 43rd
General Chapter. The Circular presenting the Chapter documents
will be published in the next few days.
experts review Computer Science programs
international evaluators from US and European universities
with acknowledged world-class computer science programs will
conduct a review of De La Salle University-Professional School,
Inc.’s College of Computer Studies (CCS) from December 4 to
the members of the visiting committee are Professor Jean-Claude
Latombe, Chairman, Computer Science Department, Standford
University; Professor Jurg Nievergelt, Chair, Department of
Theoretical Informatics, Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology;
and Professor Dan Simpson, Dean, Faculty of Information Technology,
University of Brighton.
Dean Dr. Raymund Sison said he came up with the idea to undergo
international assessment during his visit last summer at Stanford
University, reputedly the best university for computer science
in the US. Stanford’s overall program is evaluated every three
visiting committee will evaluate the following areas: programs,
faculty, students, facilities, research, and alumni. The College
prepared an analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, threats,
and opportunities for the visiting committee.
assessors will tour the College, conduct prepared and random
interviews, and give short talks.
said, “We may be the best in the country, but compared to
others abroad, we still have a lot of catching up to do to
become truly world class.”
said the three evaluators have been conducting similar reviews
for universities in other developing countries. “What we envision
is for people to accord respect to the La Salle degree, and
to treat our graduates the same way they treat graduates of
other world-class universities,” Sison added. The assessors
will give a list of recommendations as its final output.