Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, the first College Professor of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) and younger brother of Dr. Luis. M. Sorolla, Jr., the current WVCST President, won the presidency of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Sorolla, the Coordinator of UNIVOC and former Dean of the College of Industrial Technology (CIT), was elected 6th CHMSC President during the Special Meeting of the CHMSC Board of Trustees presided by Hon. Patricia B. Licuanan, CHED Chairperson and Head of all BOT/BOR of SUCs, on July 3, 2012 at the CHED-Central Office, Diliman, Quezon City.

Dr. Sorolla, who was sworn in by CHED Chairperson Licuanan after the election, succeeded Dr. Benny A. Palma, former CHMSC president, in a formal turn-over ceremonies held on July 9, 2012.