Father Saturnino Urios University

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Father Saturnino Urios University
Pamantasang Padre Saturnino Urios
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The First and Only Home-grown University in the region
Latin: Pater Saturnino Urios Universitas
Former names
Butuan Parochial School for the Boys (1901–1939)
Father Urios High School (1939–1950)
Father Urios College (1950-1970)
Urios College (1970–2006)
Motto Luceat Lux Vestra
Motto in English
"Let Your Light Shine"
Type Private University
Established October 21, 1901
Affiliation Catholic Church
Chairman TBA
President Rev. Fr. John Christian U. Young
Vice-president Rev. Fr. Chito G. Butardo (Vice President for Administrative & Student Affairs)
Rev. Fr. Randy Jaspher D. Odchigue (Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Principal Ms. Maria Lourdes Bernadette V. Sanchez (Basic Education, HS and GS)
Location San Francisco St., Butuan, Agusan del Norte,  Philippines
08°56′52.7″N 125°32′30.4″E / 8.947972°N 125.541778°E / 8.947972; 125.541778
  • Main Campus
  • College Building South
  • New College Building East
  • Archbishop Carmelo D.F. Morelos Campus
Hymn "The FSUU Hymn"
Colors Urian Blue, Green, Yellow and White                 
Nickname Urians
Affiliations Agusan Catholic Education Association, PAASCU, CEAP
Website www.urios.edu.ph
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The Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) (Latin: Pater Saturnino Urios Universitas; Filipino: Pamantasang Padre Saturnino Urios) is a Roman Catholic private university run by the Diocese of Butuan in Butuan City, Philippines. It offers preschool, elementary, junior & senior high school and college (undergraduate and graduate) courses.[1]


The school is named in honor of its founder Father Saturnino Urios, SJ, a Spanish Jesuit missionary who lead the establishment of the institution in 1901. In 2006, then Urios College was elevated into a university. In June 30, 2008, the elementary and high school departments moved to a new campus (Morelos Campus) in Brgy. Libertad. The institution complies the K-12 program.[2]


Name Term Notes
Saturnino Urios 1901–1914 Creator of Butuan Parochial School for Boys.
Jose Buxo 1914–1939
Antonius Jansen 1939–1947
Gerald Tangelder 1947–1954
Venancio Portillo 1954–1955
Francisco van Dijk 1955–1959
Henry van Engelen 1959–1963
George Haggenburg 1960–1971
Juanito A. Lao 1976–1998 Longest President of the University
Wilma B. Balmocena 1998–2001
Juan de Dios M. Pueblos 2001–2004 2nd Bishop of Butuan
John Christian U. Young 2004–present The President who renamed the Father Saturnino Urios University


Morelos Campus
Main Campus
University Gym
Campus Tenants Notes
Main Campus College Students
Vice-President Offices (Academic, and Administrative and Student Affairs)
Employees Offices
Property Management Office
College Building South Bishop Pueblos Junior High School
Arts and Science Office
Criminology Office
Scholarship Office
Formerly the high school building until May 31, 2008.
College Building East College Students
University President
Board Member
Employees Offices
Formerly the elementary building until May 31, 2008. Re-opened in October 7, 2015.[3]
Morelos Campus Basic Education Students
Abp. Morelos Junior High

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Coordinates: 08°56′52.7″N 125°32′30.4″E / 8.947972°N 125.541778°E / 8.947972; 125.541778