St. Dominic College of Asia
|St. Dominic College of Asia|
|St. Dominic College of Arts & Sciences (2003-2009)|
|Established||November 28, 2003|
|President||Gregorio A. Andaman, Jr, MD, MHA|
|Vice-president||Nilda W. Balsicas, PhD
(Academic Affairs & Research)
|Unit Heads||Noel A. Sergio, MBA, FBE
(Dean, School of Business & Computer Studies)
Marie Nellie T. Roa, DMD, RN, MAN
(Dean, School of Health Science Professions)
Alejandro D. Magnaye, MSBA-HRM
(Dean, School of International Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Teresita P. Pedrajas, EdD
(Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, Criminology & Education)
Arlene V. Coronado, MBA
(Principal, Basic Education Department)
|Location||Main campus: Bacoor City, Cavite, Philippines|
|Nickname||Dominican Red Pikes|
|Mascot||Pike Man, Lady Pike|
|Affiliations||Philippine Association of College and Universities Commission on Accreditation|
The story of St. Dominic College of Asia (SDCA) is a shining example of what a dedicated family is capable of achieving through perseverance, hardwork and cooperation. The College traces its roots with the establishment of the St. Dominic Medical Center (SDMC) in 1991 by founders Don Gregorio and Dona Dominga Andaman. Named in honor of Dominga, the SDMC has proven itself capable of meeting the medical demands of the community with its modern facilities and excellent services.
In 2003, 12 years after the realization of the dream hospital in Cavite, St. Dominic College of Arts & Sciences was founded. The College is the family’s gift to the community and the manifestation of their commitment to provide excellent but affordable education in Bacoor and neighboring communities.
Initially offering programs in Caregiving and BS Nursing in collaboration with the SDMC, St. Dominic has evolved into a full-fledged collegiate institution with four schools: School of Health Science Professions (SHSP), School of Arts, Sciences & Education (SASE), School of International Hospitality & Tourism Management (SIHTM), and School of Business & Computer Studies (SBCS).
In 2007, the College embarked in an ambitious long term goal which aims to achieve a university status within the next 20 years. The plan for “The March Towards Excellence” was presented to the academic community and became the blueprint for development. Preparations towards accreditation of the academic programs was pursued in earnest. Rebranding strategies were also explored to make the College more relevant, responsive and congruent with the current trends and practices of a highly globalized educational system. In 2009, St. Dominic College of Arts & Sciences was officially renamed St. Dominic College of Asia.
In 2011, Dr. Marita A. Andaman-Rillo, eldest daughter of the founders, passed on the presidency of SDCA to the equally dynamic and capable youngest Andaman son, Dr. Gregorio A. Andaman, Jr. Constantly pushing for continuous change and improvement, Dr. Andaman, in his first year of presidency, launched the institution’s battlecry “Revolutionizing Education”, a campaign reflective of the Caviteno’s aggressiveness and fighting spirit. Highlights of this academic transformation include the launch the Basic Education Unit (Preschool, Elementary, and High School), and accreditation of Business Administration, Information Technology, Education, Psychology, Hospitality Management and Nursing programs by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), both in 2012.