West Negros University
|West Negros University|
|Motto||Veritas et Virtus
(Truth and Virtue)
|Type||Private, Christian, Protestant (Baptist) University|
|Endowment||No available figures (Php)|
|President||Suzette A. Agustin|
|Location||Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines|
|Campus||Urban, 4 hectares|
|Former names||West Negros College|
West Negros University, also referred to as WNU, is a private university located in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. The university is a second level-accredited school by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities - Commission On Accreditation (PACU-COA) and awards degrees in associate, bachelor, master, and doctorate levels. West Negros University has an enrollment of around 10,000 students per semester and graduates 1,500 students every school year.
In April 2013, STI Education Systems Holdings Inc. announced in a disclosure that they had signed a memorandum of agreement with West Negros University for the acquisition of a controlling interest in the school.
West Negros College was founded in 1948 by three Baptist women leaders - Luciana Aritao, Teresa Padilla and Rosario Remitio. They believed that the school would fulfill their dream of Filipinos embracing Christian ideals and tenets. Leodegario Natividad Agustin became the school President in the 1970s; he provided the impetus, despite financial odds, to make West Negros College a successful academic community.
On February 11, 2008, the Commission on Higher Education found West Negros College to be in full compliance of their requirements and granted West Negros College status as a University.
- Morales, Neil Jerome (2013-04-17). "STI acquires West Negros University". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
- Austria, Jennifer (2013-04-17). "STI signs deal to acquire West Negros University in Bacolod". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2013-04-09.