RUSTY G. ABANTO, Ph.D. joined CNSC as an instructor in 1997. He rose from ranks from being an instructor, he was designated as Planning Director (2005-2007 / 2010-2011), Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (2011-2013), VP for Academic Affairs and concurrent Dean of the Graduate School (2013-2017) until he was elected as the 5th CNSC President on February 15, 2017.
He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science in UPLB (2010), MS in Environmental Science in UNC (2002), and BS Forestry in UPLB (1995). He was chosen to be part of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California (UC) in Berkeley, USA in 2011.
Currently ranked as Professor 4 at age 44, he prefers to be called a homegrown President of Camarines Norte State College with unwavering commitment to bring about “the greatest good for the greatest number of people” in his administration.
RUSTY G. ABANTO, Ph. D.
Camarines Norte State College