The University Research Council (URC) of the Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU) was institutionalized on March 15, 2000 under the leadership of Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. (Tabora, 2000b, 2000a). The URC was originally composed of 7 regular members and 1 associate member. The regular members are appointed by the University President for an indefinite term while the associate member is appointed on a yearly basis (Tabora, 2001, 2003a, 2003b, 2004). during Fr, Tabora’s leadership, the URC underwent several reconstitution in the membership (Tabora, 2007d, 2007b, 2007a, 2008b). Under the leadership of Fr. Primitivo Viray, Jr. the URC was reconstituted in 2013 which composed of 8 regular members representing different academic disciplines (Viray, 2013a).
Source: University Research Manual 2017 edition p. 26