On December 16-17, 2020, the first “NEUST Online Strategic Development Planning Workshop for 2021-2025” was held. It was spearheaded by the Planning and Development Office headed by its Director, Dr. Sarah C. Alvarez.

The two-day online activity started with a short prayer led by the University Research Director, Prof. Marilene C. Hipolito, followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Subsequently, the University President, Dr. Feliciana P. Jacoba, dynamically delivered the opening remarks. For the smooth flow of the activity, the house rules were discussed.

The 2020 agency performance review, presentation of strategic development plan for 2021-2025 by the deans and directors with board courses and non-board courses, and support to operation (departments/units) comprised the two-day activity workshop. After the presentation of the five-year development plan per college and campus, comments were provided by the Panel of Evaluators.