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My father, Dr. Luis F. Samson, Sr., together with three other pioneering men: Atty. Liberato Ll. Reyna, Sr., Dean Basilio Fernandez and Dean Servillano Romasanta founded the University of Luzon as the Luzon Colleges of Commerce and Business Administration in 1948 which was later renamed as the then Luzon Colleges in the early 1950's as an exponent of Philippine nationalism and culture in this part of the country.Together, they labored tenaciously with an abiding faith and incurable optimism for an educational system which would produce the noblest in the Filipino. They ventured in an educational odyssey believing in the truism that education is deeply rooted in democratic philosophy-that the democratic way of life requires an educated citizenry capable of actively participating in the affairs of the State. The basic foundation of true democracy in this country can only be insured or safeguarded by raising the general level of intelligence of our people.
The University is observing its Diamond Jubilee with the theme, Transformative Leadership in Higher Education: A Celebration of Quality and Excellence, as a shining tribute to fruitful existence in the education of our people. That we have come this far is a testament to the educational leadership and statesmanship of the chief architect of this hallowed institution of higher learning, Dr. Luis F. Samson, Sr., for his energy and vision. Our enviable track record as an academic institution speaks for itself: the grant of University status in 2002; level II second reaccredited status in 2003 which paved the way for our deregulated status in the same year, awarded by the Philippines Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation among the TOP 10 private higher education institutions with the most number of accredited programs (the only provincial private HEI to be accorded such honor and distinction) in 2003 which was duplicated in 2004, this time, earning the same distinction in the category of accredited academic programs and majors - truly a more impressive accomplishment.