About Us

Founded as a way to help individuals of Hispanic descent and other underrepresented groups succeed through a curriculum and institutional experience designed to help them learn the English language, assimilate into the culture, feel supported in their growth, and receive an education that properly prepares them for a future career.

Our Mission

St. Augustine College, a Hispanic Serving Institution founded in 1980, promotes equitable changes for a global society by providing academic excellence, advancement of knowledge, and creative innovations to equip our graduates with a strong educational foundation, integrity, genuineness, compassion, and leadership. Our multiculturally supportive and bilingual institution of higher learning is dedicated to strengthening personal identities and reinforcing cultural interaction for Latinos and individuals of diverse groups and faiths.

Our President

Dr. Reyes González has more than two decades of higher education experience, fostering opportunities for first-generation students in the Chicago area and at other Midwestern universities. His expertise includes student learning, cognitive science, pedagogy, program and curriculum design, review and assessment, culture, and other issues related to academic excellence. A native of Mexico, his family moved to Chicago when he was a young boy.

Meet Dr. Reyes González

OUR HISTORY

1980

St. Augustine becomes first bilingual higher ed. institution in the Midwest.

1983

St. Augustine honors its first graduating class—71 students.

2014

St. Augustine now educates approximately 1,000 students annually in more than 19 degrees and disciplines.

2022

St. Augustine creates its Student Success Center, and launches the Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.