In accordance with section 6 of Republic Act No. 8292, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997”, including Sections 21, 25, and 27 of its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, and by virtue of Resolution No. 95, Series of 2017 passed on March 27, 2017 by the Mindanao State University Board of Regents, Dr. Mary Joyce Z. Guinto-Sali has been appointed as chancellor of Mindanao State University – Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography.

Dr. Sali, former secretary of the MSU System and of the BOR for four years and ten months, replaced the designated Officer-in-charge, MSU System Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Alma E. Berowa.

Dr. Sali finished Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the Mindanao State University – Marawi City in 1993, Magna Cum Laude. She took up Master of Science in Tropical Forestry in Georg-August Universität Gӧttingen, Germany in 1999. She finished her doctorate degree in Forest and Natural Resources Management from the State University of New York in 2007.

Dr. Sali also served as special assistant to the MSUS president from 2009 to 2010 and director for Institutional Research and Evaluation Office from 2010 to 2012.

The MSU-TCTO chancellor has a term of 5 years. Dr. Sali term of office started last March 27 and will end on March 26, 2022 in accordance with the MSU Code of Governance.

The MSU System Board of Regents elected Dr. Sali from top 3 nominees.

The others were:

  • Kaberl O. Hajilan and
  • Jeffrey Yasin Noor.