HISTORY OF PSU URDANETA
PSU-Urdaneta started as an offshoot of Asingan Campus. It was originally established as a satellite of the said campus before it assumed the status of a full-fledged campus.
In 1981, Asingan Campus offered additional degree programs in Engineering and Architecture. Phenomenal increase in enrolment ensued. This necessitated the establishment of Urdaneta satellite in order to accommodate the growing number of students in the following years. In view of this, Dr. Asanion, who was the Dean of Asingan Campus during that time, initiated the establishment of satellite campus in the City of Urdaneta. The plan materialized with the cooperation of then Mayor Amadeo Perez Jr. and other concerned government agencies.
Before long, a move to separate Urdaneta campus as from its mother campus was initiated by the faculty of Engineering. To this end, the assistance of the Sangguniang Bayan of Urdaneta was sought. Board Resolution No. 82, s 1989 was approved and took into effect on August 1, 1989, thereby turning this formerly extension campus into a full-fledged campus.
In 2005, under the administration of then President Rodolfo V. Asanion, Eastern cluster comprising three campuses namely Asingan, Sta. Maria and Urdaneta was instituted. In this setup, each of the campuses was treated as satellite of the Cluster. During this time, this campus came to be known as “PSU-Eastern Cluster Urdaneta Satellite.” This setup was dissolved in 2008, and the three satellite campuses operated again as independent of one another, each as a standard campus.
This Campus which was formerly known as College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology metamorphosed into a strong and robust campus. With a view to helping more clienteles, it broadened its services by way of offering additional degree programs like BS Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts in English Language, and Teacher Education.
Driven by its commitment to deliver quality education, PSU-Urdaneta continues to grab attention in the educational arena.