Fr. Rene is fondly called Fr. "RR" by his friends and associates. He hails from Balud, Dalaguete, Cebu. Fr. "RR" has already shown his intellectual prowess as he graduated Valedictorian both in his elementary and high school education.
After graduating high school, he joined the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), a congregation of missionary priests and brothers. He studied Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. He completed his Theological studies at the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City where he earned a Cum Laude.
Fr. "RR" was ordained a priest in 1992. A year after his ordination, he was assigned as a religious missionary to Ecuador, South America. In the year 2000, he went back to the Philippines and worked as a Chaplain of the Basic Education Department of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. In the year 2005, he earned his Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the same university.
The years 2006 till 2011 were the busiest period of his missionary calling as he was commissioned by the SVD Southern Province to open and manage Liceo del Verbo Divino, formerly Divine Word University in Tacloban City, Leyte. In this same period, he was elected as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Catholic Educators Association of the Philippines, Region 8 and Board Member and Treasurer of Eastern Visayas Association of Private Schools.
Holy Name University really needs the kind and concernful assistance of Fr. "RR" whose presence is always seen and felt in all the campuses of Holy Name University. Welcome to HNU Fr. Rene Rodriguez, SVD. We are so glad and grateful that you are now working with us.