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ENTERING THE NEW MILLENNIUM

As the University entered the new millennium, it conducted its 5 Year Strategic Planning for SY 2000-2005 on March 29-30, 2000, formulating as its theme “NDU Education means: Religion as the Core of the Curriculum and Faith in Action as the Seal of NDU Community and Graduates”.

To provide continuing professional enhancement to its graduates, the University opened its Licensure Review Programs for Engineering and Public Accountancy in SY 2001-2002, in addition to the LET Review Program. Through the Graduate School, the University also participated in the Third Elementary Education Program (TEEP) of the Department of Education that designed a special course for classroom teachers to attain mastery in a specific area of study like English, Filipino, Mathematics, and Educational Administration.

In June 2002, Fr. Ramon Ma. G. Bernabe, OMI succeeded Fr. Eliseo R. Mercado, Jr. OMI as the 6th President of the University. He is the first alumnus and the youngest so far to have been appointed to hold the highest post in NDU. He committed to pursue the “thrust towards peace and development through education, research, and advocacy anchored on the tenets of solidarity and dialogue.

Having recognized NDU as a prestigious University in Central Mindanao, the World Bank identified Notre Dame University as one of its ten Knowledge for Development Centers (KDC) in the country.

Fr. Ramon Ma. G. Bernabe, OMI Fr. Ramon Ma. G. Bernabe, OMI accepted the position as the Oblate Provincial of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Philippine Province in 2005. He was replaced by the 7th president of the University, Fr. Eduardo G. Tanudtanud, OMI. He has set foot at the threshold of the University leadership feeling “the sacredness, the dignity and the challenges of the ministry of leadership and stewardship”. During his installation, he noted “the challenge to continue to raise the bar of University performance in delivering quality programs that are relevant, important, responsive, innovative, entrepreneurial, and beneficial to the needs of our stakeholders in the region”.

In February 2005, the University community revisited its University Vision Mission to review its mandate of education service. Through its Visioneering Program, which involved all University stakeholders, a whole year round process of revisiting and rearticulating its University Vision-Mission-Goals was conducted. In June 2006, the University articulated its University Vision Mission Statement as follows, “Guided by the charism of St. Eugene de Mazenod and committed to excellence, Notre Dame University is a pioneer Catholic Oblates of Mary Immaculate educational institution in Central Mindanao. We envision Notre Dame University as a leading institution in education for social transformation in Mindanao.” It further defined its mission and goals and formulated the University strategy toward “enhanced performance in an enabling environment, driven by student-centeredness and inspired by the core values”.

In February 2005, the University community revisited its University Vision Mission to review its mandate of education service. Through its Visioneering Program, which involved all University stakeholders, a whole year round process of revisiting and rearticulating its University Vision-Mission-Goals was conducted. In June 2006, the University articulated its University Vision Mission Statement as follows, “Guided by the charism of St. Eugene de Mazenod and committed to excellence, Notre Dame University is a pioneer Catholic Oblates of Mary Immaculate educational institution in Central Mindanao. We envision Notre Dame University as a leading institution in education for social transformation in Mindanao.” It further defined its mission and goals and formulated the University strategy toward “enhanced performance in an enabling environment, driven by student-centeredness and inspired by the core values”.

The University administration aptly geared into the third millennium by accessing cyber technology. To appropriately align the University to global technology, Fr. Tanudtanud made significant investments in information technology (IT) facilities. The University now features a full fiber optic network backbone that has enabled all of the buildings and offices spread throughout NDU to be joined together in one network domain. This backbone facilitates everyone to easily share files on-line, and communicate with one another via intranet instant messaging, audio, and even video conferencing.

In line with the Vision of educating for social transformation, the University provides students IT opportunities and facilities so that they become locally and globally competitive especially in this age of information revolution. It also implements computerized enrollment and student services (such as library access, internet services, automated billing services, and others). Such significant investments in Information Technology infrastructure also enable the University to fully support the automated student elections.

The University curricular programs have included Computer education. The Internet service is open to students, faculty, researchers and other clients. The NDU webpage can be accessed at Notre Dame University.

Notre Dame University is still growing. With the same thrust, dedication and authentic service, the University will always keep pace with the growing demands of time for the greater glory of God under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Presidency of Fr. Tanudtanud has been and continues to be characterized by many reforms, changes, development and growth.

Among which are:

  • New Curricular programs offered
  • New accredited programs (Elementary Training Department, BS Information Technology, BS Computer Engineering, BS Accountancy)
  • Continued Accreditation efforts (Nursing, Graduate School)
  • Licensure exam achievements topnotchers: Engineering, Education, Law (No. 4 in the Bar Exams);
          Impressive Accountancy results, Nursing licensure exam results which are consistently higher than the national passing rate.
  • Core Values articulated
  • Physical facilities development: Academic Building, Student Center, Faculty House, Multi-Purpose Facility; renovation efforts
  • Investments on Faculty/Staff/Administrators Development
  • The Opening of Junior High School
  • NDU-JHS Building