History

Here are some milestones in the history of Wesleyan University-Philippines:

 1946

  • A group of dedicated Methodist brethren led by the late Rev. Carlos Mañacop held an initial meeting to establish Philippine Wesleyan College (PWC).
  • Dr. Dionisio D. Alejandro, the first Filipino Methodist Bishop, was elected as the first President of the college.

 

1947

  • PWC was granted government recognition on July 1.
  • Initial enrolees numbered 368 in Liberal Arts and Teacher Education. Elementary and high school were offered.
  • Carlos Mañacop, then district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, was appointed as second College President.

 

1948

  • PWC was incorporated on April 28.

 

1952

  • Roxy Lefforge was elected third College President.
  • The Graduate School opened.

 

1954

  • Asuncion Perez, the first Filipino woman cabinet member in the Philippine government as Social Welfare Officer, was elected fourth College President.
  • A U-shaped concrete four-storey building on Mabini Street, a building for elementary pupils, a girls’ dormitory, a concrete two-storey building housing the College of Technology at Cushman Campus were constructed.

 

1957

  • Dr. Fidel Galang was elected fifth College President.

 

1960

  • The College of Commerce opened.
  • Master of Arts in Education was offered in the Graduate School.

 

1970

  • Gloria D. Lacson, former dean of the Mary Johnston College of Nursing, was elected as sixth College President and eventually first University President.
  • Support for the Handicapped through Rehabilitation and Education (SHARE) program began; construction of the SHARE Building and Job-Skills Building was completed.

 

  • Pre-elementary education was offered thru a unit initially known as Vanessa Ann Kindergarten.
  • Beginning of the Information and Development desk which later became the Research and Development Office.

 

1973

  • The College of Nursing opened.
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work was offered.
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) was offered in the Graduate School.

 

1974

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering were offered.

 

1977

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics was offered.

 

1978

  • PWC was elevated to university status and became Wesleyan University-Philippines (WU-P). 

 


1982

  • The University prepared a 10-year development plan that included the transfer of the entire University to the present Cushman Campus along Mabini Extension.

 

1983

  • Offering of Master in Business Administration.

 

1985

  • For the first time, WU-P produced the Number 1 passer in the board examination for Certified Public Accountants.

 

1987

  • Bachelor of Arts major in Mass Communication and Psychology were offered.

 

1990

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy was offered.

 

1991

  • The transfer of all academic units of the University to Cushman Campus was completed.
  • The Academic Building and EZE Building were built, along with the Library and Research Building.

 

1994

  • The Office of Student Affairs reopened while the University’s official student publication, renamed Genre, began publishing.

 

1995

  • Emmanuel G. Cleto, former Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission, was elected seventh University President.
  • The D. Alejandro Hall, a four-story concrete building that houses the College of Computer Studies was constructed; courses in Computer Science began.
  • The University dormitory (now housing the University hospital) and a three-storey building which for the Pre-School and Elementary Departments were constructed.

 

1998

  • The College of Engineering (formerly the College of Technology) was chosen by the Commission on Higher Education as Center for Development for Electronics and Communication Engineering program.

 

1999

  • Opening of the College of Criminology.

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering was offered.

 

2001

  • Zenaida P. Lumba, former President of Harris Memorial College, was elected asthe eighth University President.
  • The College of Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management (now the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management) opened.
  • the Millenium Building, which houses the Graduate School and Graduate Library, was dedicated.
  • Construction of John Wesley Park featuring a bronze statue of the founder of Methodism and the renovation of the main gate began.

 

2002

  • WU-P produced the overall Number 1 passer in the board examination for Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management was offered.

 

2003

  • WU-P was granted a five-year Deregulated Status by the Commission on Higher Education.

 

2005

  • Lawyer Guillermo T. Maglaya was elected as the ninth University President.
  • The WU-P Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center and Hospital opened.
  • The University radio station,DWUP-FM, started airing.

2009

  • WU-P was granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education for five years, from 2009 to 2014
  • Manuel G. Palomo was elected as the 10th University President
  • WU-P was declared a drug-free, smoke-free and alcohol-free campus.
  • The Supreme Student Council (SSC)was restored.
  • New salary scheme for WUP workers was implemented.

 

2010

  • Opening of the College of Allied Medical Health Sciences.
  • Offering of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration courses.

2011

  • Pacifico B. Aniag was appointed OIC–President.
  • Level II Re-accredited Status was granted to the courses Doctor of Education, Master of Arts in Education, Master in Business Administration; Level I Re-accredited Status for B.S. in Social Work; Level I Accredited Status for M.A. in Nursing and B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management and pre-school.
  • Level III Re-accredited Status was aimed by the Elementary, High School, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy programs.

 2012

  • Pacifico B. Aniag was elected as the 11th University President.
  • BS in Tourism Management was offered.

 

2013

  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management was granted Level III accredited status by ACSCU-AAI.

 

2014

  • Master in Hospital Administration and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy were offered.
  • Level III Accredited Status was obtained by the Doctor of Education, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Nursing, Master in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Social Work programs.
  • WU-P was awarded Institutional Accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) effective from September 2014 to April 2018.

 

2015

  • Financial stability of the University was achieved.
  • Dedication of the Administration Building as Dr. Gloria D. Lacson Building.
  • Modernization of the University Gymnasium through a centralized air-conditioning system.
  • CHED granted the offering of Master of Divinity in Missiology and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
  • WU-P produced the Number 1, Number 2, and Number 5 passers in the X-Ray Technologists Licensure Examinations, Number 10 in the Nurse Licensure Examinations, Number 10 in the Licensure Examinations for Teachers and Number 6 in the Certified Public Accountant board examination.
  • WU-P started to offer Bachelor of Laws with approval from the Legal Education Board (LEB).

 

2016

  • WU-P celebrated its 70th Founding Anniversary.
  • CHED retained the Autonomous Status of the University from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019.
  • Five-Year Level III Re-Accreditation Status was awarded to the Elementary, High School, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Arts and Sciences and Business Administration.
  • The Graduate School Program began to offer Master of Arts in Education major in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and Home Economics (HE).
  • WU-P produced the overall Number 1, Number 3, Number 5, Number 6, two Number 7, Number 9 and Number 10 passers in the Licensure Examination for X-Ray Technologists.
  • The Senior High School (SHS) Curriculum of the K to 12 Program opened.
  • The Wesleyan Intensive Language Learning Center (WILLC) opened.
  • WU-P produced the overall Number 1 passer in the board examination for Certified Public Accountants .

 

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