ISAT University begins an exciting new chapter this academic year under the leadership of President Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre Jr. Students, faculty and staff welcomed Dr. Salistre last August 5, 2023 with enthusiasm for his vision to guide the university into a thriving future.

Dr. Salistre brings over 28 years of invaluable experience in transforming students’ lives through education. Colleagues praise his enduring Christian faith and integrity, describing him as a compassionate mentor devoted to helping youth achieve their potential.

His prior administrative appointments include Head of the Electrical Department, Dean of the College Engineering and Architecture, Director of the Project Development and Auxiliary Department (PDAS), and VP for Administration & Finance.

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Salistre has championed creating inclusive environments where all students can thrive. He is often described by friends and colleagues as a visionary leader capable of catalyzing positive change.

Dr. Salistre wasted no time initiating a comprehensive agenda to elevate ISAT U as a global leader in academic excellence, innovation, and inclusive growth. From day one, he immersed himself in listening tours across the university to truly understand perspectives and priorities from faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and students alike.

With his extensive leadership experience, Dr. Salistre has also accelerated ISAT U’s internationalization efforts. A top priority includes finalizing agreements with prestigious international partners for student/faculty exchange programs, joint research initiatives, and pathways to dual degrees. These global linkages will provide ISAT U’s community enriching cross-cultural opportunities and amplify its global reputation.

Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Salistre has prioritized ensuring all departments and campuses have the resources required for sustainable advancement. New labs, smart classrooms, event spaces and research centers are now in development to empower ISAT U for 21st century teaching and learning excellence.

Dr. Salistre envisions the university as a nurturing hub cultivating future leaders who will make positive impacts within the Philippines and globally. His breadth of experience and unwavering commitment to student transformation equips him perfectly to lead ISAT University toward this exciting future.

By bridging innovation with inclusion, Dr. Salistre aims to guide ISAT University in cultivating creative and conscientious changemakers fully equipped to uplift communities near and far.