CHMSU Historical Milestones


Republic Act 848 authored by Rep. Carlos A. Hilado created Negros Occidental School of Arts and Trades (NOSAT) in Talisay City.


Republic Act 3886 authored by Rep. Inocenio V. Ferrer established Bacolod City National Trade School (BCNTS) was established in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City.


Provincial Board Resolution No. 1 Series of 1970 established Negros Occidental Provincial Community College (NOPCC) and it was temporarily housed at the Negros Occidental High School grounds.


Batasang Pambansa 477 integrated under one college the NOCAT in Talisay City, BCNTS in Alijis, and NOPCC in Bacolod and renamed Paglaum State College.


Republic Act 7707 authored by Rep. Carlos V. Lacson renamed Paglaum State College to Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC).


Board of Trustees Resolution No. 46 made Negros Occidental School of Fisheries in Binalbagan as part of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College. House Bill 532 filed by Congressman Augurio MaraƱon Abeto which was approved as RA 685 in 1952 established the fishery school in Binalbagan.


CHMSC launched the Green CHMSC Movement, held the 1st Western Visayas Green Summit and signed the Bacolod Declaration of Commitment to Education for Sustainable Development.


The family of EB Magalona Vice Mayor Robert F. Acaling donated a three-hectare lot in Barangay Alicante, EB Magalona to serve as a Research and Extension Center, and named the Jesus Fermin Campus.

CHMSC was classified as SUC Level III. It was also certified ISO 9005:2015 for provision of quality tertiary education. In the same year, Carmen Agricultural Development, Inc. donated a 3-hectare lot in San Jose, Binalbagan.


Republic Act no. 11336 was signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte converting CHMSC into a state university. Principal authors in the house were Representative Greg Gasataya, Representative Alfredo Benitez, and Representative Alejandro Mirasol. In the Senate, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino sponsored the corresponding bill.

Board of Trustees Resolution no. 12, approved the new Vision and Mission Statement of the college.


COVID-19 virus was declared a global pandemic. This resulted in severe disruption in the college operations. CHMSC responded to the challenges by adhearing to health protocols imposed by authorities and introduced its own Adaptive and Flexible Learing Experience (AFLEx) to continue to deliver quality education to all its students.

Renato M. Sorolla, PhD retired as SUC President III on July 8 after completing two terms. Former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Norberto P. Mangulabnan, PhD was elected as the 6th President of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College.


On April 19, 2022, the CHED en banc approved the conversion of CHMSC and all its satellite campuses in Bacolod City and Municipality of Binalbagan into a State University to be known as the Carlos Hilado Memorial State University after having been found compliant with the requirements for conversion as stipulated in Section 21 of Republic Act no. 11336.

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