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.
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.
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.
St. Augustine becomes first bilingual higher ed. institution in the Midwest.
St. Augustine honors its first graduating class—71 students.
St. Augustine now educates approximately 1,000 students annually in more than 19 degrees and disciplines.
St. Augustine creates its Student Success Center, and launches the Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.