Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez

Brother Andrew Benjamin Gonzalez FSC PhD (February 29, 1940 – January 29, 2006) was a linguist, writer, educator, and a De La Salle Brother. He served as president of De La Salle University from 1979 to 1991 and from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2001 he served as Secretary of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports under the presidency of Joseph Estrada. After his term ended, he returned to De La Salle University as Vice President for Academics and Research from 2001 to 2003 and as Presidential Adviser for Academics and Research from 2003 to 2005.

Gonzalez conceptualized the De La Salle University System and helped expand the range of Lasallian education in the Philippines. During his first term, Gonzalez established the College of Career Development of De La Salle University-Manila which later became De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and took over a college and a medical school in Dasmariñas which became De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute.

Read more about Andrew GonzalezEarly Life, Return To The Philippines, As President of De La Salle University Manila, As DECS Education Secretary, Recognition, Death

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