October 17, 2021
Dear HAU Community:
I feel deeply humbled and most grateful to the Board of Trustees for entrusting me to serve as the steward of this noble institution as the search for a University President continues.
I ask for your prayers that the Holy Spirit grant me the strength and wisdom to fill these big shoes left vacant too soon. My most immediate mission is to maintain the momentum of making HAU your choice for higher education and a great place to work.
To our dear students, know that "we are all about you" and that we are committed to helping you become persons of conscience, competence, and compassion.
To our most valuable resource, our people, let us continue the journey Dr. Calingo embarked on; let us resume our ascent to the mountaintop together!
O holy Guardian Angels, guide us and protect us!
Laus Deo Semper!
Leopoldo N. Valdes