10 Feb 2015

VP Leccio named best UPLB alum for 2015

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

One learns how to work with others from different fields, conscious that with their help, effectiveness can be multiplied,” said Dr. Aladino Leccio, Capiz State University (CapSU)’s vice-president for administration and finance during the 17th Anniversary of the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) held on Feb. 5, 2014 in College, Laguna.

In said convocation, VP Leccio was named Outstanding Alumnus for Educational Leadership, for his “exemplary leadership in and valuable contributions to the advancement of higher education.”

Along with eleven other awardees in other fields, Leccio was conferred a Plaque of Recognition by the CPAf officials led by Dr. Fernando Sanchez Jr., UPLB chancellor and Dr. Josefina Dizon, dean of CPAf.

Forming part of his acceptance speech, which was the sole Response from the Awardees, Leccio added that an outstanding alumnus “thinks of others, especially those for him and of the opportunities for advancement. Through appropriate work and words, he shows that he truly cares for their welfare and development.”

Leccio obtained Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education at the Mambusao Agricultural and Technical College (MATEC) in 1979. After graduation, he joined the MATEC faculty until it was converted to the Panay State Polytechnic College (PSPC) in the 1980s. In 1983, he pursued his Master of Science in Agronomy at PSPC and obtained his degree in 1988.

Dr. Aladino Leccio (third from left) receives the award from the CPAf faculty.
In various capacities he held, Leccio placed emphasis on the academic institution’s necessity of working with the community as one of its mandates. Engaging in various extension activities of the growing institution, Leccio held that constant work with its constituents is integral to the growth of the school if it were to advance progress of its community.

After finishing his doctorate in Extension Education at UPLB in 1997, Leccio went on to hold higher positions at PSPC, including being the extension director until the time it became the Capiz State University (CapSU) in 2004.

In 2005, Dr. Leccio served as chancellor for the Mambusao Unit and in the following year, was appointed Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Since 2008, he has been CapSU’s vice-president for administration and finance.