Starting anewBy Fr. REV. FR. FREDERICK C. COMENDADOR, OSAUniversity President
WE wish to welcome everyone – the students, the academic personnel, our everloyal lay and friar administrators, our dedicated non-academic personnel, and our supportive collaborators and partners in education, the parents, and alumni – to the University as we open School Year 2015 – 2016.
This year is doubly significant for us as we celebrate the 111th founding anniversary of the school and the 450th anniversary of the arrival of the Augustinians in the Philippines.
The 111th anniversary is a unique milestone in the life of the University. We have adopted the theme: “One Mind, O
ne Heart, One San Agustin” to capture the triple yet one celebration and as an expression of our Augustinian charism, which is “one mind and one heart on the way to God.”
It is this unity that has kept us going in the past and it is this same unity that will sustain us into the future as we aim to form and build stronger communities.
Our new vision has articulated the context behind our desire to search for truth towards “authentic human and societal development.”
The other significant event is the 450th year of Augustinian presence in the country. These two historic events are worth remembering since the University owes its existence to the Spanish Augustinian friars who came to the country from Mexico to evangelize.