Local officials led by Gov. Victor Tanco, and friends from Iloilo and the Department of Education (DepEd) attended the turnover.
Llanera took his oath of office before Dr. Virginia Resurreccion, director of the Commission on Higher Education 6 (CHED-6).
The ceremony coincides with the first anniversary of the FCU as the first private university in Capiz.
It was the first school so far that was granted a university status within a year of its application.
Señeres acknowledged the efforts of Llanera who, as chair of the University Status Committee, steered FCU to where she is now.
Born on November 19, 1940 in Brgy. Jagnaya, Jamindan, Capiz, Llanera was an alumnus of Capiz Colleges and had been with Filamer for 39 years.
He was also Filamer’s vice president of academic affairs from 1999–2006.
Llanera was dean of the College of Education from 1976–1999 during the school’s transition from Filamer Christian Institute to Filamer Christian College.
Established in 1904 as a home for orphans and poor children, Filamer was then known as the Capiz Home School under the care of the American Baptist Missionaries and initially offered elementary education.
In 1949, the school was granted high school level status. After three years it became the Filamer Christian Institute.
It was in 1985 that the institution became officially known as Filamer Christian College.
FCU was granted university status in accordance with the pertinent provision of Republic Act 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, and by virtue of Resolution No. 186-2010 dated July 14, 2010 of the Commission en banc which was signed by Chair Emmanuel Angeles./PN