12 May 2011
MEMO TO : The University Community
FROM : The President
SUBJECT : Appointment of Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J. as President of
Ateneo de Manila University Effective June 1, 2011
In its meeting last February 5, 2011, the Board of the Trustees of the University approved the extension of my term as University President up to May 31, 2011, and for the term of Fr. Villarin to begin on June 1, 2011. This extension has allowed both Fr. Jett and myself to manage end of school year matters and to prepare for the coming school year in Ateneo de Manila and Xavier University, respectively.
As I finish my term, I would like to thank the University community for the opportunity to have served you as President for the past 18 years. I have been enriched by this experience, and I will bring with me fond memories to cherish. I had mentioned on several occasions about my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. I will be leaving for Spain to embark on this pilgrimage on May 28, 2011. After which, I will be on sabbatical leave for the rest of the school year.
Fr. Jett has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2000, thus, making him familiar with University matters. Furthermore, he and I started the transition process since August 2010, at which he has had several meetings with the unit heads and myself.
Fr. Jett is well-known to many of us and we welcome him back as the President of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J.