In 1954, he resigned as Chairman of the BOT in favor of going to the United States. However, his resignation was not accepted by the Board of trustees instead he was given official leave for a year.Rev. Angel J. Alvaro earned his degrees Bachelor in Secondary Education (B.S.E.) and postgraduate degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) at the Union College in Manila. He also earned the Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) in Union Theological Seminary, Manila.In 1951, the Rev. Angel Alvaro was invited to serve as acting director, acting principal, and dean of instruction of Southern Christian College. He was a college faculty of Maasin Institute in Leyte before he came to Midsayap, Cotabato to work in SCC. The SCC Board of Trustees appointed him Director on April 14, 1952.