Leadership is not just a matter of techne (art), but above all of skill – in religious parlance, a gift. Put in this perspective, for a leader to fully actualize his/her art, skill, talent, or gift, he/she must have the indispensable charisma to lead.
Yes, the new Holy Name University President is indisputably a leader who is imbued with an indubitable charisma. Proof is Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD, has been president to several institutions and organizations like University of San Carlos in Cebu City (1999-2002), Association of Cebu Catholic Schools (2000), Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (2000), Divine Word College of Legazpi in Legazpi City (2000-2008), and Catholic Educational Association of Legazpi (2002-2008).
Fr. "Kito," as he is fondly called by friends, colleagues, and associates, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration degree which he earned from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in 1997. He has also been to Nagoya, Japan to study Japanese Language and Culture in 1979. These are only a few of the achievements and work experiences of Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD, the third university president of Holy Name University. His installation is scheduled this August.
Congratulations Fr. Kito and welcome back to Bohol! (Dr. Ed Babor).