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La Salle University- Ozamiz City
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La Salle University-Ozamiz (LSU-Ozamiz), formerly known as Immaculate Conception College-La Salle, is a member school of De La Salle Philippines located in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. It was formally opened in 1929 by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. It was formally turned over to the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines in 1994 and was granted university status in 2006 and was renamed La Salle University-Ozamiz.

The history of ICC-La Salle dates back to the establishment of a parochial school within the responsibility of the Parish of the Immaculate Conception, which was established in 1789. The school was established by the Recollect parish priest, Fr. Constancio Arsenio, with the first classes being the Cartilla, the Misterio, the Trisagio, and the Novena.

In 1929, as the Jesuit priests replaced the Recollects, Fr. Gabriel Font SJ formally established the Immaculate Conception School. Its first teachers were Mr. Juan Fuentes and his sister, Cirila and thirty students registered. In 1935, the government officially recognized the school's elementary program.

In 1939, the priests of the Society of St. Columban took over the administration from the Jesuits. Fr. Peter Fallon became the first Director of the Immaculate Conception School and that year witnessed the first graduation.

In 1941, the Columban Sisters were invited by Bishop James Hayes and the Columban Fathers to administer the school. The sisters then opened the high school department. However, World War II broke out and classes had to be discontinued and the old convent, which was used as a school building was converted into a Japanese headquarters.

After the war, classes were resumed and enrollment increased. For the first time, lay faculty members were employed and more Columban Sisters arrived. In 1948, the High School Department held its first Commencement Exercises and in June of that year, Mother Mary Theopane opened the college department with an enrollment of eighteen students.

In 1987, at the request of the Columban Sisters, Most Rev. Federico Escaler, S.J., D.D. became the President of Immaculate Conception College. In 1990, the De La Salle Brothers agreed to assist in the academic supervision of the school with Br. Martin Simpson FSC, as consultant. He was named President in 1993.

Turnover to the De La Salle Brothers
On May 17, 1994, the Columban Sisters formally turned over the College to the De La Salle Brothers. Dr. Emma Villaseran served as the acting President until March 31, 1995 under Br. Benildo Feliciano FSC, who was Chairman of the Board of Trustees. On April 1, 1995, Dr. Villaseran, assumed the position as President.

In 1995 the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) accredited the College and was designated by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Excellence for Teacher Education in Region X.

On September 14, 2006, upon the the establishment of De La Salle Philippines, the College officially became a District school. Br. Narciso Erquiza FSC is ICC-La Salle's current President.

Colleges
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Economics
College of Accountancy
College of Computer Studies
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Nursing

School Seal
The school seal consists of three focal points which are highlighted by three colors. The dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit, the star is the Lasallian signum Fidei, and the torch refers to enlightenment through knowledge. The seal's blue and gold colors are taken from the coat of arms of the De La Salle family, while the colors blue and white are the traditional colors of the Immaculate Conception College. Its mission over the years, from its foundation in 1929 to 1994 when the De La Salle Brothers took over to 2006 when it was granted university status has always been excellence and service.
Address:
7200 Ozamiz City Misamis Occidental
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(88) 521-1010
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