This descriptive-correlational investigation primarily aimed at determining whether work performance would significantly associate with communication style and work motivation among the personnel in the Carlos Hilado Memorial state College ( CHMSC ) in Negros Occidental as of school year 1999-2000. Utilized for the selection of the personnel participants was the proportional random sampling method. The data-gathering instrument were the communication Styles Questionnaire by Hamilton ( 1987), the Motivation Questionnaire by Steers and Braunstein (1976, in Robinsons, 1993) and the CHMSC Personnel Performance Assessment Form. Statistical tools included the frequency counts, means, standard deviations, the One-way Analysis of Variance, and Pearson's r. Significance level was set at .05 alpha for two-tailed tests. The CHMSC personnel exhibited "very satisfactory" work performance, "open" communication style and need for "achievement" as their dominant motivation. Although all of the CHMSC personnel reflected "very satisfactory" work performance, the Campus C personnel performed significantly better than the Campus A and B personnel. The support staff performed significantly better than the faculty and the administrators. Communications style and work motivation correlated significantly but negatively.