Trinity University of Asia installed Dr. Wilfred Uy Tiu as its 2nd University President last September 16, 2016, 1:30 pm at the University Theater. The investiture of Dr. Tiu was in celebration of the 10th year founding anniversary of Trinity as a university. The affair was graced by the presence of CHED officials, administrators and educators from fraternal schools such as St. Stephen High School, Grace Christian College, Philippine Christian University, Manila Tytana Colleges and Saint Andrew’s Theological Seminary. Leaders and representatives of associations of educational institutions, accrediting agencies, and professional organizations also took time to join Dr. Tiu in this milestone. Members of the Board of Trustees, alumni, friends and other stakeholders of the University joined the faculty, staff, students, and parents celebrate the said investiture.
The votive mass for the investiture was presided by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward Malecdan, concelebrated by bishops and clergies of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. The gospel reading was proclaimed by The Rev. Delia A. Ayabo while the readings were done by Mrs. Virginia Yutan-Tiu, Dr. Judy Tan, and Mr. Nelson Ang. The choir during the mass composed of seminarians from St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary.
The Most Rev. Renato Abibico, Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines officiated the investiture ceremony where Mr. Jerry Navarette, Chair of TUA Board of Trustees presented Dr. Tiu to the body; Dr. Leonida S. Calagui, NCR Regional Director, administered the Oath of Office; Dr. Josefina S. Sumaya, the former TUA president turned over the University Mace, which symbolizes the transfer of leadership and Dr. Bertram Lim, treasurer Board of Trustees, presented the Academic Collar to the new president.
Dr. Tiu, in his inaugural speech, outlined his plans to bring the University among the top 50 schools in Asia by 2025. He underscored the two main strategies to carry out his plans which are niche-ing and internationalization. He identified health science as the niche of the University and likewise stressed schemes that will lead to internationalizing the degree programs offered by TUA.
Dr. Tiu enjoined everybody to pray for him for wisdom, strength, courage, vigilance, love and humility to walk with God as he works towards the fulfillment of his plans for the University.