Rolando R. Dizon
BornOctober 31, 1944
DiedApril 25, 2012
Offices held
President of Taguig City University (2010), President of De La Salle University and the De La Salle University System (1998–2003)

Rolando Ramos Dizon (October 31, 1944 – April 25, 2012[1]) is a Filipino De La Salle Brother who was the President of De La Salle University and the De La Salle University System from 1998 to 2003, Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education from March 2003 to September 2004, Director-at-Large of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines from 1998 to 2003, and Acting Brother Visitor of the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines from 1976 to 1977 as well as a member of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's Consultative Commission on Charter Change from September to October 2005.[2][3]

He was an Associate Professorial Lecturer of the Educational Leadership and Management Department of the De La Salle University-Manila College of Education. He was assigned in Bethlehem University, a De La Salle school in Palestine from August 2008 to June 2009.[4] Bro. Rolly was assigned to De La Salle University Manila until his death.

Life

Dizon was born in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines on October 31, 1944, to Raymundo L. Dizon of Porac, Pampanga and Hermelinda V. Ramos of Negros Occidental. Dizon was the fifth of six children. When La Salle College opened in Bacolod in 1952, Rolando was enrolled as a Grade Three student. He finished grade school in 1957 as Valedictorian of his class, and high school in 1961 as Valedictorian and Student Council President.

Encouraged by Br. Francis Cody and inspired by Br. Andrew Gonzalez, his former high school teacher in Bacolod, Dizon entered the La Salle Brothers' Postulancy right after high school. He made his first vows on October 11, 1962, and began his undergraduate studies at De La Salle College in Manila. After two years of studying, he was sent by the De La Salle Brothers to The Catholic University of America in 1965 where he finished his Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics in 1968.

Brother Dizon's first assignment after returning to the Philippines was in La Salle Green Hills, where he taught math and religion in the High School department for a year before being appointed Grade School Principal in 1969, High School Principal in 1971 and Acting President in 1973.

Educational background

Dizon finished his primary and secondary education at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. He then studied his first two years of college at De La Salle College in Manila. He continued his undergraduate studies at The Catholic University of America U.S.A., graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. He then took up his Master of Arts degree in Education Administration at De La Salle University Manila and took up his Doctorate degree in International Development Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Awards

In 2006, Dizon was given the Distinguished Lasallian Award by the De La Salle Alumni Association in De La Salle University-Manila. Also in March 2007, he was inducted in the De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame.

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Preceded byDr. Ester A. Garcia Chairman of theCommission on Higher Education 2003-2004 Succeeded byFr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P. Preceded byBro. Andrew Gonzalez, F.S.C. President of De La Salle University-Manilaand the De La Salle University System 1998-2003 Succeeded byDr. Carmelita I. QuebengcoInterim President Preceded byBro. Benildo Feliciano, F.S.C. Brother Visitor of theDe La Salle Brothers in the PhilippinesIn an Acting capacity 1976-1977 Succeeded byBro. Victor Franco, F.S.C.