The Philippine Higher Education Career System (Phil-HECS) is the professional advancement and career management system for senior executives in state universities and colleges (SUCs). It recruits qualified individuals from both the public and private sector, develops them into highly competent higher education executives, and facilitates and tracks the progress of their careers towards appointment to leadership positions in SUCs.
The goal of the system is to improve the quality of governance in Philippine higher education by strengthening the competencies of SUC leaders and promoting individual accountability.