UNIVERSIDAD DE STA. ISABEL AND ITS GRADUATES
Universidad de Sta. Isabel graduates speak for themselves. They generate the quality of education they have acquired and nurtured through the years in CSI-USI. To them, it has made history in their respective lives. This kind of education, “The torch they hold firmly in their hands”, is continuously lit and echoed not only in Bicolandia but also throughout the archipelago.
Today, there are hundreds of other institutions of Higher Learning that stud the skyline of the Bicol Region, but UNIVERSIDAD DE STA. ISABEL stands as a monument not so much a relic of the past but as a living symbol of the Church’s on-going commitment to serving and transforming the lives of countless persons in varying situations and degrees of poverty. With the collaborative leadership of the incumbent President, Sr. Lourdes L. Albis, DC, installed as the 3rd University President (2011), USI will forever stand regally as a beacon of change without compromising the deep religiosity and morality of every person, of every Bicolano, while bearing the great zeal of love and service for the less privileged – a Catholic, Filipino, Christian, and uniquely Vincentian.
UNIVERSIDAD DE STA. ISABEL PHILOSOPHY OF LEADERSHIP
USI education leaders are vision-focused, mission-driven, community-oriented, and change catalyst leaders who put to personal and professional life the ten Vincentian competencies consistent with the values of Humility, Simplicity, and Charity.
“Creating Concordance in the Shared Mission”
TAGLINE “ V CONCORDANCE”
“Empowering Communities, Building Futures”
The Blue Starfish
A Flock of Migratory Geese flying in V formation
UNIVERSIDAD STRATEGIC DIRECTION-PLAN 2016 - 2021
Overarching Strategic Target: National and Global Distinction in all Academic Programs and Social Advocacies through Vincentian Formation, Curricular and Green Infrastructure
Identity and Mission
Material and Financial Resources
Research and Innovation
Sustaining Vincentian and Globally-Oriented Personnel & Students
Maintaining International Standardization of Academic Practices
Leveraging on ICT to provide Transformative Learning and Services
Pursuing Green Infrastructure Facilities Development
Prioritizing Innovations that Diversify  Career Pathways
Ensuring Effective, Efficient and, Accountable Governance and
Managing Linkages, Research, and Innovation
LEADERSHIP GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
The University is headed by:
The University President
The Vice President for Catholic Vincentian Identity and Mission
The Vice President for Academics
The Vice President for Administrative Services and Finance
The Vice President for Health Services
The Vice President for or Student Development and Services
ONE USI Expanded Council
ONE USI Board’s Audit Team
Executive Education Council
Executive Health Services Council
The University Institutional Executive Directors
Quality Assurance and Planning
Research for International Linkages
Infrastructure Development, Campus Security and Safety
Villa Marillac Home for the Elderly
THE DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY – an international Company of consecrated women founded by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac on November 29, 1633.
Centralized Religious Institute of Consecrated Life of Pontifical Right
MOTHERHOUSE: 140 Rue du Bac, 75340 PARIS Cedex 07
CHARISM of the DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY: A way of life within the Church, a road to sanctity, the sanctification of our own lives and the lives of others.
MISSION: To heal, empower and educate children and families to instill hope for a more fulfilling future, faithful to Catholic Social Teaching, rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ
Respect. Recognizing our own value and the value of others
Compassionate Service. Providing excellent care with gentleness and kindness
Simplicity. Acting with integrity, clarity and honesty
Advocacy for the Poor. Supporting those who lack resources for a healthy life and full human development
Inventiveness to Infinity. Being continuously resourceful and creative
JOURNEY THROUGH THE YEARS- COLEGIO DE STA. ISABEL/
UNIVERSIDAD DE STA. ISABEL
APRIL 4, 1867. Arrival of six Hijas de Caridad: Crisologo Navarro, Ignacia Ostolozas, Juana Morga, Rita Deloe, Antonioa Novao, and Sales Montoya, at Pasacao Beach; welcomed by Fr. Vicente Garcia, together with the jubilant crowd.
APRIL 5, 1867. The six Sisters left for Pamplona, cruised the Bikol River to Camaligan; disembarked and proceeded to Nueva Caceres, and were warmly welcomed by Most Rev. Francisco Carraciolo Gainza, O.P., Bishop of Caceres.
NOVEMBER 5, 1867. Royal Decree from Queen Isabela II of Spain creating the Escuela Colegio Diocesano de Sta. Isabel. The Escuela-Colegio consisted not only of escuelas internas but also externas and thus had the character of a municipal school. The school had two departments, the Colegio de NiñasNiñsd Internas Y ExternasExtenas and the Escuela Municipal Para Las Niñas Pobres.
APRIL 12, 1868. The Escuela-Colegio de Sta. Isabel was formally opened.
JANUARY 11, 1872. A Royal Decree signed by Amadeo of Saboya raised the Colegio de Sta. Isabel of Caceres to “Escuela Normal de Maestras”. It was solemnly inaugurated on the feast of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1875. Colegio became the First Normal School for Girls in the Philippines and in the Far East. One hundred pensioned students (one from each of the 100 towns of Caceres) underwent a three-year Normal School Program.
1877. Colegio graduated its first eleven (11) students.
1898. Operations of the Colegio were cut short by the Spanish-American War. Colegio became the seat of the government organized by then Corporal Elias Angeles
SEPTEMBER 19, 1898. Gov. Vicente Zaldin signed the paper of capitulation ending the Spanish rule in the Bicol Region.
EXPANSION OF THE COLLEGE
At the turn of the 20th century, Colegio received several recognitions in the following areas:
1913 Primary Course
1916 Intermediate Course
1924 Secondary Course
1932 Secondary Home Economics Course
1939 Music Teachers Course in Piano
1940 Junior Normal Course
1940-1941 At the request of the Bishop, the Colegio admitted boys
whose school was closed due to war.
1946 The first post liberation graduation was held with sixty
students. Sta. Isabel received the permit for the opening of
the College of Education and Liberal Arts (A.A.) courses
1950 The CSI College Department for many years concentrated on
Education of women towards Bachelor degree in Secondary
1954 The Pre-Nursing Course was opened with the students
completing their Nursing Course at the San Juan de Dios
Hospital in Metro Manila.
1955 The CSI College Department concentrated on the education of
women towards a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education.
1957 Junior Secretarial Course was offered to answer the need for
a short course for young girls seeking employment. From a
basically teacher-training institution, Colegio opened
Bachelor of Arts in the following:
1960 - Music Education
1963 - Home Economics
THE DECADE OF THE 50’S SAW THE GROWTH OF CSI AS A PREMIER SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN THE REGION.
1963 The College Department opened its Bachelor of
Management and Information System
1968 The Graduate School was granted recognition with its
premier offering of Master of Arts in Education, Master
of Arts in Nursing (1968); Master of Science in Social Work
(1994); Master in Management (1995), and Doctor in
Philosophy majors in Human Development Management
(1996), Educational Leadership and Management ((2018)
1972 A Royal Decree was issued conferring to the Colegio de Sta.
Isabel faculty to issue titles for teachers. The Bachelor of
Science in Nursing received its full recognition.
1973 Full recognition in Social Work
1987 Full recognition in Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
1989 The Graduate School opened enrollment for Master of Arts in
1993 Computer Technology and a Course in Entrepreneurship were
opened with the advancement in technology and growth in
1996 The Physical Therapy course received its full recognition;
Bachelor degree in Human Ecology and Environmental Science
was opened responding to the threats of the environment in
1998 Bachelor of Science in Biology started. The Night High School
Program was opened.
Dawn of the Third Millennium
The last half of the century for Sta. Isabel was marked by enormous strides toward development as evidenced in the various infrastructural buildings which filled up the landscape of the Sta. Isabel campus. New courses were introduced, state-of-art technology was acquired and new policies had to be drafted to blaze new directions for the school. All these found meanings in the new status of the school.
2000 Full recognition in Bachelor of Science in Food Service and
2001 Colegio de Sta. Isabel was granted University Status in
accordance with Republic Act No. 7722 otherwise known as
the “Higher Education Act of 1944” and the virtue of
Resolution No. 148 series 2001.
Conferment of University Status with Sr. Justina I. Rosales,
DC as the 1st University President
2002 Conferment of Sr. Ma. Asuncion G. Evidente, DC as the 2nd
2003 First 18 Night High School graduates were granted their USI
diploma, together with those of the day High School
2004 Opened the Night College (Marillac Alternative Program) under
a socialized payment scheme opened with Bachelor of Science
2012 Recognition of Universidad de Sta. Isabel as one of the Catholic
Schools in the country that has contributed significantly in
evangelizing the mission of the Church for Catholic Education
Award of Recognition was conferred by the Catholic Bishops
Conference of the Philippines on the occasion of the 400th Years
of Catholic Education in the Philippines.
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology started.
2016 The Sangguniang Panlungsod declared USI as a historical
landmark in the City of Naga.
Senior High School opened as part of the DepEd K-12 Basic Education Program.
2018 The National Historical Commission of the Philippines officially
and publicly recognized Universidad de Sta. Isabel as a National
Historical Landmark by virtue of Resolution No. 3, series of 2018.
Marked another milestone in the history of CSI-USI 150th
Bachelor of Science in Human Services was opened.
As a Vincentian University in the heart of Bicol, USI is the leading institution of the St. Louise de Marillac Educational System (DCSLMES) and is an active member of:
Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU)
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
Association of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)
Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines. Inc. (ACUP)
Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
Philippine Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)
Bicol Foundation for Higher Education (BFHE)
Bicol Association of Catholic Schools (BACS)
Catholic Educational Association of Caceres and Libmanan (CEACAL)
UNIVERSIDAD DE STA. ISABEL full range of programs include complete K-12 Basic Education Program with SHS Academic Track, Technical-Vocational Livelihood
College of Health Sciences:
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT),
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSC),
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (BSPT);
College of Business Education:
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) with specialization in :
Hotel and Resorts Management
Food Service and Culinary Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in:
Finance Management, Marketing Management
Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (BSENTREP)
College of Arts and Sciences, Teacher Education, Social Work and Music
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (AB Com)
Bachelor of Arts in English (AB English)
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (AB Math)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (AB PolSci)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (ABPsy)
Bachelor in Human Services (BHumS)
Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education (BCAEd)
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BSPed)
Bachelor of Physical Education (BSPed)
Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEE)
Bachelor of Secondary Education(BSE)
Majors: English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science, Values Ed.)
Bachelor of Special Needs Education (BSNEd)
Majors: Deaf and Hard Hearing, Elementary School Teaching,
Visually Impaired, General Education
Bachelor of Music and Applied Music (BM)
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW)
De Paul Weekend Program
Graduate School Program
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Majors: Human Development Services
Educational Leadership and Management
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) with majors in: : Administration and Supervision, Guidance and Counseling, Religious Education
Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW)
Master in Management (MM)
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) Majors: Medical Surgical Nursing,
Community Health Nursing, Maternal Child Nursing,
Nursing Administration (non-thesis)