TUA Hosts Visit from the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

Trinity University of Asia (TUA) had the distinct pleasure of welcoming distinguished guests from the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) on February 28, 2024. Led by UBCHEA President Dr. Pareena Lawrence, the visiting team, including the Director of Leadership Development Dr. Jakarin Srimoon, the Program Officer Ms. Rachel Zhang, and Director of Faculty Development Dr. Hope Antone, delved into TUA’s innovative approaches to higher education.

During their visit, the UBCHEA team engaged with TUA’s administrators, including TUA’s University President Dr. Gisela Luna, VP for Administration and Finance (VPAF) Ms. Matilde Asuncion, VP for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Dr. Howell Ho, and Manager of the Alumni, Industry Relations, and Global Education Office (AIRGEO), Mr. Caleb Donne Coniate, and gained insights into the university’s distinctive efforts to address contemporary challenges in higher education.

Particularly noteworthy were the heartfelt stories shared by some of TUA’s administrators who are alumni of UBCHEA programs, including Mr. Homer Balmes, the Dean of Students of the Student Affairs Center (SAC) and a United Board Peace Building Scholar in 2017; Fr. Dexter Tad-awan, the University Chaplain of TUA and a participant in the Asian Academy for Campus MInistry in 2023; Dr. John Michael Lorena, the Dean of St. Luke’s College of Nursing (SLCN) and a United Board Fellow Cohort from 2012 to 2014; Dr. Ronald Manzano, the OIC of the Student Affairs and Services Office (SASO) and a United Board Fellow Cohort in 2023; and Mr. Divino Cantal, Jr., Assistant Professor from the Media and Communication Department (MaC) of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) and a United Board Scholar Cohort in 2016.

Through collaborative endeavors and shared visions, Trinity University of Asia and the United Board for Christian Higher Education are united in shaping the future of education in Asia and beyond.