The EASTERN VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY TANAUAN CAMPUS (EVSU-TC) dates back to April 14, 1971, by virtue of Republic Act 5226 creating the Tanauan School of Craftsmanship and Home Industries, a secondary vocational school which envisioned being the training ground for future craftsmen. TSCHI served secondary school students of Tanauan and those of the coastal towns and barangays of Eastern Visayas State and thereabouts.
TSCHI obtained its college status as the Leyte State School of Arts and Trades in 1991, which was authorized to offer the secondary school curriculum in arts and trades, short-term technical/vocational courses, and higher professional instruction and training in arts and trades. Later, another House Bill was enacted as RA 7740 on April 27, 1992, authorizing LSSAT to offer the courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. And then the bill became RA 8011, and LSSAT became the Leyte College of Arts and Trades in 1995 and was authorized to offer two other courses: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.
With RA 8292, otherwise known as the Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997, LCAT was integrated to the LIT System with its Main Campus in Tacloban City, and thus was renamed Leyte Institute of Technology Tanauan Campus which phased out the Trade Technical Education Curriculum (TTEC) since it belongs to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) programs.
Finally, with RA 9311 approved on August 7, 2004, by Madam Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Philippines, the Leyte Institute of Technology in the province of Leyte was converted into the Eastern Visayas State University, and thus the school today is known as EVSU Tanauan Campus.
Under the administration of the first campus director from the EVSU Main Campus (then the LIT Main Campus), who was the late Dr. Teresita D. Jaca, the B.S. Industrial Technology curricula were revised. The second Campus director who also came from the EVSU Main Campus, Dr. Remedios S. Reyes, initiated the adoption of courses from the Main Campus: Bachelor in Industrial Technology (BIT) in 2003 and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Technology (BSHRT) in 2004. The B.S. in Industrial Technology (BSIT) was phased out in March 2006. Under the administration of the third campus director, Dr. Lorna R. Sevilla, 5 more academic programs were adopted from the main campus; the BSBA-Entrep.Mgt., B.S. in Marketing (BSM), B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (BSECE), B.S.Ed. (Major in Mathematics and Science & Technology) and Diploma in Secondary Teaching in 2007. In the first quarter of 2008, a new program was adopted. The Bachelor in Mechanical Technology with following major courses: automotive; welding; electronic, refrigeration, and air-conditioning; computer servicing and repair; electronic; and cosmetology.
Concurrent campus administrator from 2007-2010, Dr. Catalino B. Beltran who is the University President as well, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy was adopted from the main campus which is recognized to complement with the local government’s major development thrust on business and entrepreneurial concerns being the only tertiary institution in the Municipality of Tanauan.
Dr. Rosita Nical became the Campus Director from 2010-2012.
Dr. Reynaldo D. Encina holds the office of the Campus Director as Officer-in-Charge from October 2012-May to 2013. Eastern Visayas State University Tanauan Campus submitted eight (8) Programs for Preliminary Survey Visit last April 15-19, 2013. BS Civil Engineering, BS Information Technology, BS Industrial Education, BS Education Major in Physical Science, BS Hotel and Restaurant Technology, B in Industrial Technology, BS Entrepreneurship, BS Marketing.
Dr. Evangeline Z. Hidalgo became the Campus Director from June 2013 to the present time. During her administration, she worked for hand in hand with the local government and various local and international agencies to bring the University Campus back to its glory during the Rehabilitation Phase after the Supertyphoon Yolanda. The University Campus passed the Level I Accreditation last June 27-30, 2016 with the following Programs: BS Civil Engineering, BS Information Technology, BS Industrial Education, BS Education Major in Physical Science, BS Hotel and Restaurant Technology, B in Industrial Technology, BS Entrepreneurship, BS Marketing and one (1) program for Preliminary Survey Visit: BS Accountancy.