Quality Policy and Objectives
Governance and Management
Office of the President
The present has the unique quality of being the end of the past and the beginning of the future. While there is much ado about celebrating 40 remarkable years equally important is the fact that on August 25, 2025, Saint Michael’s College of Laguna shall turn gold and celebrate its centennial on August 25, 2075.
What sort of picture will this paint for us?
As in the past and at present, SMCL will continue to serve the masses for whom education may perhaps be the only means available for them to take control over their own lives, their livelihood, their future, and thus make a substantial difference in their lives.
The men and women composing SMCL will always keep alive the spirit in which the college was founded and continue to exist -- drawing inspiration from its founder’s patriarch, Miguel Limaco, a young Chinese stowaway from Mainland China, “from almost nothing, a Michaelean will make something of himself and when he has done so, he will give back a portion of his good fortune to society.”
As SMCL continues its journey to significance and social transformation, it will identify and employ strategies that will respond to the challenges of transition, competitiveness, accountability, accessibility, and sustainability and thus improve and enhance its service delivery.
The competitive advantage gained from local program accreditation and international institutional certification has been put into action.
Service excellence has been embraced in the truest sense and will remain a long term endeavor.
With small steps taken in calculated ways, we can achieve extraordinary feats that will propel the college to last beyond our lifetime.
The noble dreams that began in 1975 have been adhered to, realized, and made bigger and stronger.... SMCL as a strong agent for social transformation, a major presence with its graduates bringing forth to the world the ideals that it holds dear.
Lourdes Almeda-Sese, EdD
President and CEO
25 August 2005
Shangri La Manila