The provincial Government of Laguna is committed to pursue a constitutional provision under Article 2 Section 17 to establish a University and promote the right of all Lagunenses to quality education to all levels. It is also aware of its obligations to give the less privileged but talented and gifted students of Laguna, the opportunity to accommodate graduates of secondary schools to pursue vocational and higher education courses.
By virtue of Provincial Ordinance No. 1 S. 2006, the Laguna University (LU) was established on February 15, 2006 under the leadership of Hon. Teresita S. Lazaro, the former Governor of Laguna who was elected President and Chairman of the Board Regents under Resolution No. 198 – A S. 2006 dated March 29, 2006 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Laguna.
Below is the table of chronological events of the establishment of LU:
|February 2005 – Organization of the Technical Working Group
Chair: Dr. Felisa P.L. Cruz
Vice Chair: Mr. Dennis S. Lazaro
Prof. Remily D. Samonte Atty. Joseph Joel R. Castillo
Prof. Cecilia R. Ang Dr. Ceferina Taringting
Mrs. Eugenia R. Magano Mr. Anastacio R. L. Cruz Jr.
Dr. Cristina F. Mencias Mrs. Elisa Mirabueno
Dr. Manuel E. Leycano Jr.
|February 15, 2006 – Laguna University was established|
|August 5, 2006 – Organizational structure of LU was presented to the Board of Regents.|
|April 21 & 28, 2006 – Laguna University Admission Test was taken by applicants at Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School.|
|May 7-14, 2006 – Interview of freshmen applicants|
|May 9, 2006 – Initial interview with prospective faculty members and non-teaching personnel|
|May 15, 2006 – Panel interview with prospective faculty members.|
|May 16-31, 2006 – Enrollment of incoming freshmen.|
|May 30, 2006 – Orientation of faculty members|
|June 7, 2006 – Faculty members and non-teaching staff of LU were introduced to the Board of Regents during the Board meeting.|
|June 30, 2006 – Orientation of students and parents
The University officials, BOR members, teaching and non-teaching personnel were presented to the students and their parents.