VP for Higher Education

Vice President for Higher Education

Fr Marcos Louis D Catalán Jr SJ, as Vice President for Higher Education, shall have
primary leadership responsibilities in planning, implementing and coordinating academic
programs and activities of the higher education schools and colleges.
He holds a doctorate in Philosophy (2009) from the Universidad Pontificia
Comillasin in Spain and a master’s degree in Theology from Ateneo de Manila University
(1998). He graduated from De la Salle University with two bachelor’s degrees, one in
Philosophy and another in Commerce- major in Accounting (1987).

Fr Louie is not altogether new to the community as he served as Head of the
Religion Department of the (then) AdZU High School unit from 1992-1994 and also
taught English and Filipino Literature and Grammar, and Religion subjects. Among his
administrative/work experiences were the following: Treasurer of Loyola House of
Studies (1996-98); Assistant Parish Priest in Olutanga, ZDS (1998-99); and, Secretary to
the Provincial and Assistant Treasurer of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus
(1999-2001).  His assignments prior to joining the AdZU community included serving as
Minister (Administrator) of the Loyola House of Studies and as Pre-Divinity Program
Coordinator; the most recent one being the Administrator of Jesuit Health and Wellness
Center at Ateneo de Manila University.
Fr Louie assumed office in the second semester of school year 2017-2018.