NEWS | Jed Gilo, BMLS
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of La Salette, Inc. (ULS) celebrated its 22nd Anniversary of being a university with a Eucharistic celebration held at the New Gymnasium of the said institution.
The mass was presided by Rev. Fr. John Carlo S. Tiu, MS together with his co-celebrants, Rev. Fr. Franklin G. Picio, MS, PhD, Rev. Fr. Pedro Q. Dolar, MS, MA, Rev. Fr. Stevan G. Munar, MS, STL, and Rev. Fr. Francisco Tamani, MS.
Dating back in 1972 before the school became a university, La Salette of Santiago, Inc. (former name of ULS) College was granted the long-awaited accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for its three programs: Liberal Arts, Education, and Commerce, making La Salette of Santiago, Inc. the first PAASCU accredited school in the Province of Isabela; second in Cagayan Valley and 19th in the entire Philippines.
Adding to the list of events prior to being a university, on February 13, 1987 marked the promotion of La Salette College from Level II to Level III Accredited status by both PAASCU and FAAP, an honor that made La Salette College the first Level III accredited school in Region 02. It was followed by July 1994, where the College President filed the application for the conversion of the college into a University.
Thus, the long-awaited dream of becoming a full-pledged university was realized on June 25, 1998. Fr. Romeo B. Gonzales, MS, Ph.D., who served the college since 1979 until 2010 was installed as the first University President.
From then on, June 25 has always been celebrated as the school’s University Day.
You can access the full story at https://uls.edu.ph/about-uls/history/